Ancient Israel

Ancient Israel

Persian Period Bulla

Jul 2

Persian Period Bullae Found

By: Jonathan Laden

After King Nebuchadnezzar II attacked Jerusalem and destroyed the First Temple in 586 B.C.E., the Jews were exiled in Babylon for some 50 years. At […]

bamah-shiloh

Jun 27

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

By: Ellen White

The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot were worship sites that usually contained an altar.

Judahite Names

Jun 22

Personal Names and Biblical Historicity

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Can personal names on archaeological materials from ancient Israel and Judah shed light on when the Bible was written? In the Summer 2020 issue of […]

Marijuana

Jun 3

Marijuana Found at Ancient Temple in Israel

By: Jonathan Laden

Judahite Shrine of Tel Arad from 8th century B.C.E. has residue of cannabis and of frankincense

Synogogue Zodiacs

May 27

Jewish Worship, Pagan Symbols

By: Walter Zanger

What are zodiac mosaics doing in ancient synagogues in Israel?

Bar Kokhba Jerusalem Coin

May 13

Rare Coin from Bar Kokhba Revolt Discovered in Jerusalem

By: Jonathan Laden

Rare Coin from Bar Kokhba Revolt Discovered in Jerusalem

Smiting God Figurine, Baal

Apr 22

Canaanite God Baal Found in Israel

By: Jonathan Laden

Macquarie University has announced the discovery of a “smiting god” figurine of the Canaanite god Baal, two seals, pottery, and a bronze calf figurine at Khirbet […]

The Pyramin of Pharaoh Djoser

Apr 13

Pharaoh’s Brick Makers

By: Marek Dospěl

What does the Bibleclaim about the Israelites’ forced labor for the Pharaoh? Looking for the most plausible match in ancient Egyptian architecture.

Apr 1

When Was the Bible Written?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Also known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible was composed over a long span of time. Numerous opinions exist as to when the earliest […]

Pottery Kiln, Shikhin Area

Mar 16

Judean Refugees in Galilee?

By: Marek Dospěl

Caravans of migrants, uprooted families, filthy refugee camps, and overfilled detention facilities—images all too common in our daily news feed. Several migration crises currently affect […]