Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily


Sep 18

First Temple Seal Impression Found by Western Wall

By: Jonathan Laden

A volunteer looking through dirt that had been excavated from Robinson’s Arch in 2013  found a 1-cm impression of a seal. The impression, or bulla, […]


Sep 17

Givati Parking Lot Dig Unearths Rare Seal of Woman

By: Robin Ngo

Two First Temple period seals were discovered in the Givati Parking Lot excavations in Jerusalem. One seal belonged to a woman named Elihana bat Gael.


Sep 17

Sifting Antiquity on the Temple Mount Sifting Project

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Archaeological excavations are prohibited on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, though one project—the Temple Mount Sifting Project—has been analyzing soil that came from the Temple Mount since 2004. Learn the story.

Moses and the Burning Bush

Sep 16

Moses, the Multicultural Adoptee

By: Jonathan Laden

Moses may be the single most important human in the Hebrew Bible. His role as a powerful leader who took on the state–in this case […]

Sep 15

The Biblical Moses

By: BAS Staff

Moses’ story is told in the Book of Exodus, but it starts in Genesis with the story of Abraham and his family with whom God makes a covenant.

Sep 15

Video: Moses the Magician

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Watch a full-length lecture by Rutgers University scholar Gary Rendsburg online for free.

Isfehani Dome and Gardens, Iran

Sep 13

A Glimpse of Isfahani Architecture

By: Samuel D. Pfister

Although many readers may be familiar with the characteristic architectural features of a typical mosque—tall minarets and ornate, often gold-capped domes—few readers of BAR may […]

Codex Gigas

Sep 11

Aramaic Biographies of Angels and Demons

By: Andrew Perrin

Part of the challenge and opportunity of studying the Bible is that, while it often feels familiar, it comes from a foreign context. The texts […]

Google, Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

Sep 10

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

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 Sea Scrolls archive online.

Sep 10

Who Is Satan?

By: John Gregory Drummond

Does our modern conception of Satan have any resemblance to the devil in the Bible? Just who is Satan?