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Hasmonean Jerusalem Exposed in Time for Hanukkah

12/04 | Hasmonean era no longer absent from Jerusalem’s archaeological record as archaeologists uncover a large structure in the City of David.   Read more…

Robert Deutsch Files Suit Against the IAA

12/03 | Antiquities dealer Robert Deutsch, an acquitted co-defendant in Israel’s “forgery trial of the century,” filed a suit against the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) for over $3 million in damages.   Read more…

Bible Secrets Revealed, Episode 2: “The Promised Land”

12/03 | Read what Bible Secrets Revealed consulting producer Dr. Robert Cargill reveals about the second installment of the History Channel series.   Read more…

First Person: The Sun God in the Synagogue

12/02 | The 92nd Street Y in New York City called me a few months ago, asking me to speak. We discussed possible topics, and I finally chose “What’s a Greek God   Read more…

Eshtaol Excavations Reveal the Oldest House in the Shephelah

12/02 | Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavations at Eshtaol recently uncovered the remains of a 10,000-year-old house in the Judean Shephelah, the lowland west of Jerusalem, as well as a later cult   Read more…

Archaeology Tools of the 21st Century

11/22 | For many archaeologists who work in Israel, like Ann Killebrew who codirects the Tel Akko excavations, new digital archaeology tools are transforming the study of the Biblical past.   Read more…

One of Civilization’s Oldest Wine Cellars?

11/22 | At the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) conference on Friday, November 22, Tel Kabri archaeologists announced the discovery of 40 large wine jars uncovered in the 2013 excavations. Kurtis   Read more…

Israel Antiquities Authority Tries to Keep Ossuary Return a Secret

11/13 | Not a word about the return of the ‘James Ossuary’ to its owner Oded Golan had appeared in the Israeli press, despite the fact that they had extensively covered the   Read more…

Joan Goodnick Westenholz (1943–2013)

11/13 | Joan Goodnick Westenholz, a former chief curator at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem and one of the world’s foremost Assyriologists, passed away in February at the age of 69.   Read more…

Israel Antiquities Authority Returns “Jesus Brother” Bone Box to Owner

11/11 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has returned the ossuary inscribed “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” to Oded Golan.   Read more…


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