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Video Interview with Tell es-Safi/Gath’s Aren Maeir

10/10 | Bar-Ilan University professor Aren Maeir was recently interviewed for the Jerusalem the Movie project about his excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath. Professor Maeir gives an interesting overview of the site along   Read more…

Itzhaq Beit-Arieh (1930–2012)

10/10 | Professor emeritus Itzhaq Beit-Arieh of Tel-Aviv University, the man who helped bring the Edomites back to life through his archaeological work, died in July.   Read more…

The Fiscus Judaicus and the Parting of the Ways

10/10 | The fiscus Judaicus was a tax imposed on the Jews of the Roman Empire by Emperor Vespasian in the early 70s C.E. Whereas formerly the Jews had sent a half   Read more…

Critical Biblical Scholarship—A Response

10/10 | In the recent Biblical Views column “Critical Biblical Scholarship—What’s the Use?” Ronald Hendel claims, “There’s no good reason to be hostile toward good scholarship.”   Read more…

Roman Ships Discovered off Turkish Coast

10/09 | Two Roman ships were recently discovered by Italian archaeologists working near the Cilician Roman city Elaiussa Sebaste in southeastern Turkey. Elaiussa Sebaste’s location on a narrow isthmus made it ideal   Read more…

King David’s Tomb–A Closer Look

10/09 | The Hebrew Bible makes it clear that King David and his successors were buried somewhere on the narrow ridge of the City of David near the Gihon Spring where the   Read more…

What is it?

10/09 | Thank you all for participating in the What is it? artifact discussion. This page has been updated with the answer and some information on this baking tray. Check out the   Read more…

Columbus Day Sale

10/08 | Celebrate discovery this Columbus Day. For a limited time only, save 50% on over 20 of BAS’s most popular DVD sets. Click here to learn more and save today!   Read more…

Exploring Arabia’s Pre-Islamic Heritage

10/08 | As an increasing number of Saudis have starting to visit archaeological sites, the government plans to relax entry restrictions on sites including Mada’in Saleh, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Read more…

Coin Discovery at ed-Dur Suggests a Female Ruler

10/04 | Surveys at ed-Dur, a prominent multi-period site in the United Arab Emirates, exposed numerous coins. While some may have come from as far as Rome, coins minted locally include the   Read more…


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