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2018 BAS Scholarship Winners

12/10 | Straight from the field to you, hear from the individuals who were awarded BAS dig scholarships in 2018.   Read more…

Where Was Jesus Born?

12/09 | If Jesus was born in Bethlehem, why is he called a Nazorean and a Galilean throughout the New Testament? Philip J. King addresses this question in his Biblical Views column.   Read more…

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

12/08 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

Who Was St. Nicholas?

12/07 | The legend of jolly old St. Nicholas evolved into Santa Claus in Christmas tradition, but who was St. Nicholas?   Read more…

Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth?

12/06 | Were Mary and Joseph married or engaged when they traveled to Bethlehem? Biblical scholar Mark Wilson examines what the gospels say in this Bible History Daily guest post.   Read more…

Site-Seeing: The Hometown of Santa Claus

12/05 | Myra, hometown of St. Nicholas, is on scholar Mark Wilson’s top-ten list of Biblical sites to visit in Turkey.   Read more…

Was Pontius Pilate’s Ring Discovered at Herodium?

12/04 | Thorough cleaning and advances in photographic technology have shed new light on this discovery.   Read more…

MOOC—Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah

12/04 | Aren Maeir is offering a MOOC titled “Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah” online on the EdX platform.   Read more…

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

12/03 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

The Origins of “The Cherry Tree Carol”

12/02 | “The Cherry Tree Carol” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 13th-century England; an American version was discovered in Appalachia in the 20th century. Stonehill College Biblical scholar Mary   Read more…


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