Biblical Archaeology Places

Biblical Archaeology Places

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Mar 31

Investigating the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

By: Megan Souter

Take a pilgrimage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest site in Christendom, in the Spring 2021 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. Situated […]

Jan 4

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's Birthday Feast by Edward Armitage

Nov 13

Artistic Representations of Herod’s Royal Throne

By: Győző Vörös

There are thousands of images and representations related to Herodian Machaerus in the history of art. The most common subjects are Salome bringing the head […]

Perga Inscription

Sep 22

Who Were the Galatians in the Bible?

By: Megan Sauter

Who were the Galatians in the Bible? The apostle Paul addressed one of his now-canonical letters to the “churches of Galatia” (Galatians 1:2), but where […]

ephesus-theater

Sep 6

Biblical Riot at Ephesus: The Archaeological Context

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

How accurate is Luke’s account of the riot at Ephesus described in Acts 19:23–41? Excavations at the site bring this Biblical event to reality in a new way—from inscriptions and figurines of the goddess Artemis to the theater where the riot took place.

Anastylosis

Aug 28

Anastylosis at Machaerus, Where John the Baptist Was Beheaded

By: Megan Sauter

Győző Vörös details the restoration work taking place at Machaerus—giving archaeological context to the New Testament episode featuring Princess Salome and John the Baptist.

Pella Odeion Church

Aug 26

Pella: A Window on Survival

By: Mark Wilson

Eusebius recounts that the Jewish followers of Jesus heeded his warning and fled to Pella for safety before Jerusalem’s destruction.

Aug 4

The Ancient Library of Alexandria

By: J. Harold Ellens

Ptolemy’s grandest project, begun in 306 B.C.E., was the Library of Alexandria, a research center that held one million books by the time of Jesus.

herod-jerusalem-palace

Jul 6

Tour Showcases Remains of Herod’s Jerusalem Palace—Possible Site of the Trial of Jesus

By: Robin Ngo

Visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City can explore remains of King Herod’s palace, which may be where Roman governor Pontius Pilate tried and condemned Jesus of Nazareth to death.

cana-of-galilee

Jun 13

Where Did Jesus Turn Water into Wine?

By: Robin Ngo

Where did Jesus turn water into wine? According to archaeologist Tom McCollough, one site offers the most compelling evidence that Cana of Galilee has been found.