Artifacts and the Bible

Artifacts and the Bible

Museum of the Bible

Apr 6

Museum of the Bible Founder Announces Return of Artifacts

By: Samuel D. Pfister

The Museum of the Bible’s Chairman of the Board, Steve Green, announced in late March the return of roughly 11,500 objects to Iraq and Egypt, […]

Collection of coins collected from looter

Jan 29

IAA Announces Recovery of Hundreds of Looted Coins

By: Jonathan Laden

People have been increasingly using metal detectors to find coins from archaeological sites. This is done by trespassing, and also includes destruction of unexcavated sites. […]

Jan 24

Lebanese Cedar—The Prized Tree of Ancient Woodworking

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

From Solomon’s Temple to the Jesus Boat, the Biblical world was built of cedar.

Dec 27

The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi codices in 1945, the Gnostic view of early Christianity had largely been forgotten. The teachings of Gnostic Christianity had been virtually erased from history by the early church fathers.


Nov 23

10 Great Biblical Artifacts at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

By: David Moster

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the world’s most important collections of Biblical artifacts.


Nov 18

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

By: Megan Sauter

In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered shrine model from Khirbet Qeiyafa hold the answer?

Nov 4

New Old Torah Scroll

By: Marek Dospěl

The few surviving Torah scrolls that are this old are all very fragmentary and almost illegible. It is thus exciting to find a very old, well-preserved Torah scroll, even if it’s only a fragment, a single sheet.


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 8

A Samson Mosaic from Huqoq

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Jodi Magness's excavations at Huqoq have exposed an elaborate Samson mosaic as well as new insights into the development of ancient synagogues.

Tell es-Safi excavation

Jul 30

Giant Goliath Slept Here

By: BAS Staff

As covered in recent articles by Ha’aretz and another by The Times of Israel, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of unusually large stone fortifications beneath the […]