Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

Jerusalem's moat

Jan 27

Jerusalem’s Medieval Moat

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) continue to provide evidence of Jerusalem’s power and defensibility throughout history, with excavations along Sultan Suleiman Street revealing […]

arch-of-titus-restoration

Jan 26

The Arch of Titus’s Menorah Panel in Color

By: Megan Sauter

Using technology, a team has digitally restored a panel from the Arch of Titus—which famously depicts captured treasures from Jerusalem’s Temple being paraded through Rome—to its original color.

isaiah-scroll

Jan 26

The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Noah Wiener

More than 200 Biblical texts written in Hebrew were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. How do these ancient Biblical texts compare with the Masoretic Text and the Greek Septuagint in scholars’ search for the most authoritative text of the Hebrew Bible?

Jan 25

Mary, Isis, and the Goddesses of the Via Egnatia

By: Valerie Abrahamsen

The Via Egnatia, which ran from Constantinople in the east to Dyrrachium, Albania, in the west, was one portion of the more than 50,000 miles […]

Divine Love Painting

Jan 24

The Nephilim and the Sons of God

By: John Drummond

Sandwiched between the genealogies of Adam’s descendants and the tale of Noah’s flood are a few enigmatic verses that leave many of us scratching our […]

Jan 24

Can A Pre-Christian Version of the Book of Revelation Be Recovered?

By: James Tabor

James Tabor suggests that in the same way the basic apocalyptic texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have as their historical reference points the parties and politics of the mid-1st century BCE, the Ur-text of revelation is most likely composed against the backdrop of local events in Judea in the 40s and 50s CE–and has little to do with Rome and its emperors.

Jan 23

Finding an Archaeological Dig

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Have you ever wanted to take part in an archaeological dig, but did not know where to begin? Are you unsure about what you would […]

church-of-the-redeemer

Jan 21

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? Marcel Serr and Dieter Vieweger discuss past and current investigations into the site where Jesus was crucified.

Jan 21

Where Were the Old Testament Kings of Ancient Jerusalem Buried?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Jeffrey Zorn presents some of Raymond Weill’s early-20th-century plans from his Jerusalem excavations in “Is T1 David’s Tomb?” in the November/December 2012 BAR. Take a […]

Jan 20

Digging In: El-Araj

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

 Hear from archaeologists, volunteers, and students excavating El-Araj in this exclusive video. This is the latest post in Bible History Daily’s ongoing series about […]