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Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues

03/11 | The Book of Exodus describes ten Egyptian plagues that bring suffering to the land of pharaoh. Are these Biblical plagues plausible on any level?   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

03/10 | The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the updated Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a website that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the complete Dead   Read more…

Special Report: Current Status of the Tell Ain Dara Temple

03/09 | Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special   Read more…

1,800-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Revealed at Caesarea National Park

03/09 | A colorful Roman mosaic depicting three figures wearing togas was unearthed at Caesarea National Park in Israel.   Read more…

Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem

03/08 | Jill Katz explains how the field of urban anthropology can shed light on the ideological differences between Jerusalem and Samaria.   Read more…

The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

03/08 | More than 200 Biblical texts written in Hebrew were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. How do these ancient Biblical texts compare with the Masoretic Text and the Greek Septuagint   Read more…

Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

03/07 | According to the Bible, the Israelites stayed at a place called Kadesh-Barnea following their Exodus from Egypt and wanderings through the desert. Where is Kadesh-Barnea?   Read more…

Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

03/06 | The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible.   Read more…

Raising the BAR

03/05 | From humble beginnings, Biblical Archaeology Review has become the world’s most widely read Biblical archaeology magazine. See how it all began—with Hershel Shanks at the helm—and some highlights from the   Read more…

What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

03/04 | What did Jesus look like? In “Painting a Portrait of Jesus,” D. Moody Smith examined the difficulties in answering this question.   Read more…


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