Biblical Archaeology Sites

Biblical Archaeology Sites

Jul 19

Shark Week in Biblical Jerusalem?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

While excavating a house dated to the reign of King David, an archaeology team made a shocking discovery, a cache of 29 fossilized shark teeth […]

Ain Dara temple

Jun 16

Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible.

May 30

Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

By: Robin Ngo

According to the Bible, the Israelites stayed at a place called Kadesh-Barnea following their Exodus from Egypt and wanderings through the desert. Where is Kadesh-Barnea?

extensive excavations in the northwestern part of Tel Beth Shemesh

May 28

The Other Side of Beth Shemesh

By: Boaz Gross

 Tel Beth Shemesh was one of the first biblical sites to be excavated in the Land of Israel. The site is perched on a low […]

May 22

The Church of Laodicea in the Bible and Archaeology

By: Megan Sauter

Laodicea was a wealthy city in western Turkey that flourished for centuries. Why does the author of the Book of Revelation call the church of Laodicea “lukewarm”—neither hot nor cold? Recent excavations at the site might provide the answer.


May 20

Where Is Biblical Colossae?

By: Megan Sauter

The once great city of Colossae in modern Turkey has never been excavated. To the untrained eye, the site may appear unimpressive, but great archaeological treasures lie beneath its surface.

May 17

Archaeology and Jewish Purity Practices

By: Marek Dospěl

Jewish ritual purity as practiced in different historical periods continues to be a hot topic in Judaic and Biblical Studies. The Late Second Temple period […]


May 8

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.

Qumran, Aerial View

Apr 28

Who Were the Essenes?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

A recent study has sought to determine by sophisticated methods whether Khirbet Qumran was home to a community of sectarian Jews, the Essenes.

Apr 9

The Nicea Church: Where Did the Council of Nicea Meet?

By: Robin Ngo

Off the shores of Nicea, archaeologists have uncovered a basilica, which stands over what appears to be an earlier church. Could this church be where the famous Council of Nicea first met in 325 C.E.?