Biblical Archaeology Topics

Biblical Archaeology Topics

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Apr 7

BAS Publication Awards – Call for Entries


Nominations are invited for the 2021 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards, for books published in 2019 and 2020. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books […]

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Apr 2

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

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.

Sep 28

Locating Zoar

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Read Master’s College professor Bill Schlegel’s commentary on the location of Zoar along with Steven Collins’s response.


Jul 16

Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem

By: Robin Ngo

Jill Katz explains how the field of urban anthropology can shed light on the ideological differences between Jerusalem and Samaria.


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.

May 22

Where Noah Landed?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

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.

May 7

The Republic of Turkey sues in U.S. Court

By: Donald Kane

The Republic of Turkey has brought suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against auction house Christie’s and millionaire […]


Dec 24

The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In part one of a two-part series, Douglas Boin presents new archaeological and historical research in the study of early Christianity.

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Dec 11

Scholarship Winners Speak Up

By: BAS Staff

In 2019 the Biblical Archaeology Society awarded scholarships to 12 individuals who would otherwise not have been able to participate in an archaeological excavation. These […]

Dec 2

Warehouse Clearance! — Every Book and DVD under $10

By: Jonathan Laden

In more than 40 years, we have never held a sale like this. For amateur archaeologists, students of Bible history, anyone interested in bible study, […]