Biblical Archaeology Sites

Biblical Archaeology Sites

Nov 28

Modi’in: Where the Maccabees Lived

By: Robin Ngo

Modi’in was the hometown of the Maccabees, the heroes of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid king who ruled over Judea. Have excavations conducted within the modern Israeli city of Modi’in finally exposed the Jewish village that the Maccabees called home?

Matthew Adams

Nov 19

Twenty Years at Megiddo 

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Matthew Adams, who heads the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, began digging at the famous archaeological site of Megiddo in 1998 while […]

et-tell

Nov 13

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.

Nov 5

Bethsaida and the Church of the Apostles

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Two Possibilities for biblical Bethsaida In 2017, excavators at El-Araj uncovered a Byzantine basilica. The question on everyone’s mind: “Is this the lost Church of […]

A section of a winepress from Yavne.

Oct 22

Let the Wine Flow

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne. Today, southern France is synonymous with excellent wine. But during the Byzantine period (c. fourth–seventh centuries C.E.), great wine came from the […]

masada-werner-braun

Oct 19

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.

Oct 15

King David’s Judah Found?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Despite King David’s prominence in the Hebrew Bible, little archaeological evidence has been directly linked to the early years of the Kingdom of Judah. As […]

Ephesus Theater

Oct 12

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.

House of Peter in Capernaum

Oct 12

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Italian excavators working in Capernaum may have uncovered the remnants of the humble house of Peter that Jesus called home while in Capernaum.

Oct 1

Was Biblical Sodom Destroyed by a Cosmic Blast?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Could a meteorite explosion 3,600 years ago explain the destruction of a major Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley? A recent study argues […]