Recent Stories

6,500-Year-Old DNA Points to Ancient Migration

08/31 | A new DNA study demonstrates that humans migrated from modern-day Turkey and Iran to Israel’s Upper Galilee region 6,500 years ago.   Read more…

What Does the Bible Say About Infertility?

08/30 | Joel S. Baden and Candida R. Moss analyze the Biblical portrayal of infertility in the Biblical Views column “Reevaluating Biblical Infertility.”   Read more…

Lydia and Tabitha in the Bible

08/29 | While the majority of the leaders of the early Christian church were men, the New Testament describes several prominent women leaders as well. Teresa Calpino analyzes two of these women—Tabitha   Read more…

A Review of Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE

08/29 | Cavan Concannon reviews Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE.   Read more…

What Happened to the Canaanites?

08/28 | For the first time, researchers have conducted DNA sequencing on ancient Canaanite skeletons and have determined where the Canaanites’ descendants can be found today.   Read more…

New Excavations at Tel Shimron

08/27 | For the first time ever, excavations have begun at Tel Shimron, the largest archaeological site in Israel’s Jezreel Valley.   Read more…

Ancient Combat Sports

08/26 | Three ancient Olympic combat events—wrestling, boxing and pancratium—reveal much about the aspirations and values of ancient Greece, about what was deemed honorable, fair and beautiful, both in the eyes of   Read more…

August 2017: An Eclipse of Biblical Proportions

08/21 | An eclipse of Biblical proportions was visible across the United States on August 21, 2017.   Read more…

Masada Dig Reveals a Pleasure-Garden at King Herod’s Palace

08/20 | Masada—the remote mountain-plateau in the Judean Desert, where Herod built a palace-fortress and where Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Romans—is being excavated once again.   Read more…

The Masada Siege

08/19 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…


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