Biblical Sites & Places

Biblical Sites & Places

Samson Slays a Thousand Men

Sep 9

The Blurred Lines of Biblical Timnah

By: Jennifer Drummond

Who were the people of biblical Timnah—Philistines? Israelites? Judahites? Canaanites? In the article “Blurred Lines: The Enigma of Iron Age Timnah,” from the July/August/September/October 2019 […]

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.

Medinet Habu

Sep 3

Medinet Habu: Philistines in Egypt

By: Don Knebel

Mr. Don Knebel traveled with BAS to Egypt in 2007; subsequently Jordan and many other places in the world.   In 2015 he wrote “Flushed with Curiosity; […]

Pyramids of Giza

Aug 28

Traveling Through Egypt

By: Don Knebel

Mr. Don Knebel traveled with BAS to Egypt in 2007; subsequently Jordan and many other places in the world.  In 2015 he wrote “Flushed with Curiosity; […]

Early Jewish Bread Stamp Found Near Akko

Aug 16

Early Jewish Bread Stamp Found Near Akko

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In 2011, Excavators with the Israel Antiquities Authority unearthed a 1,500-year-old Jewish bread stamp from a small Byzantine settlement near the ancient port city of […]

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Aug 13

King Herod’s Ritual Bath at Machaerus

By: Robin Ngo

Several mikva’ot (Jewish ritual baths) have been uncovered at Machaerus, the palace-fortress on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea where Salome danced and John the Baptist was beheaded. Archaeologist Győző Vörös takes readers on a journey through past and current archaeological excavations that have resulted in the discovery of these ritual baths.

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Aug 9

Ancient Senate Building Found in North Sinai

By: Jonathan Laden

I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium, the fortress of Egypt, and cut off the troops of Thebes. I will set fire to Egypt; […]

Aug 8

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

By: Noah Wiener

What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.

Aug 5

Freedom Speaks Hurrian: A Cuneiform Song of Liberation

By: Marek Dospěl

Human history is sadly full of stories of people struggling for freedom and justice in opposition to other people’s desire for dominance and exploitation. And […]

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 […]