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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…

Skyview’s 2013 Creative Shot Contest Slideshow

11/08 | View a slideshow of Skyview’s creative shot contest, featuring submissions from Tell es-Safi, Tel Kabri, Huqoq, Ashdod-Yam and several other sites.   Read more…

Khirbet Qeiyafa and Tel Lachish Excavations Explore Early Kingdom of Judah

11/08 | Monumental discoveries from the 2013 season at Khirbet Qeiyafa provide new evidence of an extensive civil administration during the time of King David. To continue investigating the tenth-century kingdom of   Read more…

Kültepe Excavations Reveal Remains Predating Karum Kanesh

11/06 | Turkish archaeologist Fikri Kulakoğlu recently reported the discovery of a massive 4,500-year-old building complex at Kültepe in central Turkey, by the site of the largest Bronze Age trade network of   Read more…

Ancient Christianity as Reflected in Its Churches

11/04 | Vassilios Tzaferis reviews “Christians and Christianity, Vol. III & IV (Churches and Monasteries in Samaria and Northern Judea and Churches and Monasteries in Judea)” edited by Noga Carmin.   Read more…

Roman Curse Tablet Uncovered in Jerusalem’s City of David

10/31 | 1,700 years ago, a woman named Kyrilla had vengeance on the mind. A Roman-era curse tablet discovered in a mansion in Jerusalem’s City of David invokes four religious traditionsan attempt   Read more…

Gezer Excavations Uncover Previously Unknown Canaanite City

10/28 | Archaeologists excavating the famous ancient city of Gezer in Israel have discovered a previously unknown Late Bronze Age city at the site.   Read more…

Can A Pre-Christian Version of the Book of Revelation Be Recovered?

10/24 | James Tabor suggests that in the same way the basic apocalyptic texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have as their historical reference points the parties and politics of the mid-1st   Read more…

Bible Artifacts Found Outside the Trench: The Moabite Stone

10/24 | A product of archaeological looting, the Mesha Stele, or Moabite Stone, provides another example of the value of unprovenanced Biblical artifacts, that is, Bible artifacts found outside of a professional   Read more…

The Serendipities of Archaeological Travel with BAS

10/23 | Mark Wilson took BAS audiences through to Neolithic, Hebrew Bible and New Testament sites in Turkey after political circumstances prevented a trip to southeastern Turkey.   Read more…


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