By: Craig Evans and Steven Feldman
Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again Rarely does the world of Biblical archaeology make as much news as when filmmakers James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici […]
By: Nathan Steinmeyer
Join Biblical Archaeology Review Assistant Editor, Nathan Steinmeyer, as we sit down with Rona Avissar Lewis, the new director of the Israel Exploration Society […]
By: BAS Staff
The practice of erecting stones is very ancient and widespread, documented worldwide with such iconic monuments as Stonehenge in England and the moai statues of […]
By: Marek Dospěl
The Cairo Geniza refers to the cache of about 300,000 documents found in the attic storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue, located in Fustat (in […]
Still another group is looking for Mt. Ararat, where the Bible says Noah landed after the flood. This group is looking to confirm the tradition that nearby Mt. Cudi (Judi Dagh) is really Mt. Ararat, as recorded in the Quran, Sura 11.44.
By: Megan Sauter
What kind of stone sealed the tomb of Jesus? Was it a round (disk-shaped) stone or a square (cork-shaped) stone? While both kinds of blocking stones are attested in Jerusalem tombs from the time of Jesus, square (cork-shaped) stones are much, much more common than round (disk-shaped) ones.
By: Oded Borowski
Fortifications in the Biblical World What distinguished an ancient village or town from a city? One thing, perhaps the most important, was fortifications. […]