Biblical Archaeology Sites

Biblical Archaeology Sites

Nov 30

Where Was Mary Magdalene From?

By: Marek Dospěl 

Where was Mary Magdalene from? According to early Christian tradition, the famous disciple of Jesus was from a town called Magdala, hence her name, Mary […]

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

Nov 26

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.

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Nov 17

Where Is Biblical Bethsaida?

By: Samuel DeWitt Pfister

The ancient village of Bethsaida frequently mentioned in the Gospels is believed to be located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, but where precisely the abandoned city lies remains a fiercely-debated question among scholars.

Nov 3

King David’s Tomb–A Closer Look

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

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 earliest city of Jerusalem was located. But where exactly? In an early-20th-century excavation, Raymond Weill believed he had discovered the royal necropolis, but many have challenged the identification. Was Weill right?

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Nov 1

The Masada Siege

By: Robin Ngo

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.

Oct 20

King David’s Judah Found?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Despite King David’s prominence in the Hebrew Bible, little archaeological evidence has been directly linked to the early years of the Kingdom of Judah. As a result, some scholars have argued that Judah only became a developed polity in the ninth or even eighth century B.C.E. A 2021 study, however, seeks to refute this idea based on the findings of an extensive regional archaeological project in the Judean foothills, the very region where the Bible says David’s kingdom was born.

House of Peter in Capernaum

Oct 13

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Italian excavators working in Capernaum may have uncovered the remnants of the humble house of Peter that Jesus called home while in Capernaum.

Ephesus Theater

Oct 11

Biblical Riot at Ephesus: The Archaeological Context

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

How accurate is Luke’s account of the riot at Ephesus described in Acts 19:23–41? Excavations at the site bring this Biblical event to reality in a new way—from inscriptions and figurines of the goddess Artemis to the theater where the riot took place.

Aerial view of Khirbet_a-Ra‘i

Sep 22

Biblical Town of Ziklag May Have Been Discovered

By: BAS Staff

Researchers announced their belief that they may have uncovered the biblical town of Ziklag. Located between Kiryat Gat and Lachish in southern Israel, Khirbet a-Ra‘i […]

Jesus' Home in Nazareth?

Sep 20

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

By: Ellen White

The childhood home of Jesus may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, according to archaeologist Ken Dark.