Feb 22

Was Pontius Pilate’s Ring Discovered at Herodium?

By: Robert Cargill

Thorough cleaning and advances in photographic technology have shed new light on this discovery.

Sample Samaria Inscriptions

Feb 3

Samaria Inscriptions from King Omri’s Dynasty

By: Jonathan Laden

Researchers conclude, based on handwriting analysis, that 31 of the Samaria inscriptions were written by two scribes. This supports the theory that literacy was not widespread in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, 2,800 years ago.

Jan 15

3,000-Year-Old Hebrew Inscription Discovered

By: Jonathan Laden

A Hebrew inscription on a jar unearthed at Tel Abel Beth Macaah may resolve a long-running dispute about the extent of Israelite territory in the […]

Herod Statue Base

Nov 18

What Did King Herod Look Like?

By: Megan Sauter

There is no doubt that King Herod the Great left his mark on history. Not only did he carry out impressive building projects throughout ancient […]

Staircases at The Church of the Glorious Martyr

Oct 30

Byzantine Church Dedicated to “Glorious Martyr” Discovered Near Jerusalem

By: Jonathan Laden

Today, no one knows who the “glorious martyr” was, at least not yet. But Benjamin Storchan and the Israel Antiquity Authority have found the martyr’s […]

The Nabonidus Inscription

Oct 28

The Nabonidus Inscription at Sela

By: Megan Sauter

In the sixth century B.C.E., the Neo-Babylonian king Nabonidus inscribed imperial propaganda on a cliff at Sela, a mountain fortress in modern Jordan, after conquering the Edomite site. The 10-by-6.5-foot inscription rests 300 feet above ground—halfway up a 600-foot-tall cliff!


Sep 17

Givati Parking Lot Dig Unearths Rare Seal of Woman

By: Robin Ngo

Two First Temple period seals were discovered in the Givati Parking Lot excavations in Jerusalem. One seal belonged to a woman named Elihana bat Gael.

Jul 16

History of Bethlehem Documented by First Temple Period Bulla from the City of David

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Earliest History of Bethlehem Documented by First Temple Period Bulla from the City of David Jesus’ Birthplace in Ancient Bethlehem Confirmed as an Israelite City Centuries Earlier


May 18

King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

By: Robin Ngo

For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible has been found in an archaeological excavation.


May 3

Scholars Identify Biblical King Balak on the Mesha Stele

By: Robin Ngo

Scholars have proposed a new reading of the Mesha Stele: one line refers not to the “House of David,” but to the Moab king Balak from the story of Balaam in the Bible.