Biblical Sites & Places

Biblical Sites & Places

Nov 30

Where Was Mary Magdalene From?

By: Marek Dospěl 

Where was Mary Magdalene from? According to early Christian tradition, the famous disciple of Jesus was from a town called Magdala, hence her name, Mary […]

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

Nov 26

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.

The Stones of Herod’s Temple Reveal Temple Mount History

Nov 22

The Stones of Herod’s Temple Reveal Temple Mount History

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Building and furnishing the Herodian Temple involved more than stone quarrying and laying, but the stones and foundations of Herod’s Temple can give us clues to Temple Mount history.

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Nov 17

Where Is Biblical Bethsaida?

By: Samuel DeWitt Pfister

The ancient village of Bethsaida frequently mentioned in the Gospels is believed to be located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, but where precisely the abandoned city lies remains a fiercely-debated question among scholars.

The Jerusalem Citadel

Nov 13

What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Some of the most famous churches in Jerusalem were built during the Christian Crusades by Crusaders wishing to memorialize sites they believed to have great Christian significance.

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Nov 12

Where Did the Temple Menorah Go?

By: Marek Dospěl

There is little doubt that the Temple Menorah was taken to Rome after the destruction of Jerusalem. However, Rome was sacked, and the Temple Menorah was looted. After disaster befell the cities that housed it as a spoil of war, was it returned to Jerusalem?

Nov 4

Who Is Balaam Son of Beor? Part Three

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Although mentioned only a few times in the Hebrew Bible, Balaam son of Beor remains an extraordinary and intriguing figure and one of the earliest […]

Nov 3

King David’s Tomb–A Closer Look

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The Hebrew Bible makes it clear that King David and his successors were buried somewhere on the narrow ridge of the City of David near the Gihon Spring where the earliest city of Jerusalem was located. But where exactly? In an early-20th-century excavation, Raymond Weill believed he had discovered the royal necropolis, but many have challenged the identification. Was Weill right?

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Nov 1

The Masada Siege

By: Robin Ngo

What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.

monumental incription

Oct 31

Hezekiah’s Monumental Inscription?

By: BAS Staff

Archaeologist Eli Shukron and University of Haifa professor Gershon Galil have made headlines with their announcement of a fragmentary monumental inscription that they believe mentions […]