Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jan 8

King David’s Palace and the Millo

By: Robin Ngo

In the study of Biblical archaeology, Biblical texts and archaeological finds must be examined critically and independently, but ultimately, they must be interpreted together. Such an approach can be applied to King David’s Palace and the Millo.

Tomb of the Kings

Jan 5

The Tomb of the Kings in Jerusalem

By: Marek Dospěl

There is no shortage of controversial sites and monuments in Israel. Among the less well known to visitors to Jerusalem is the so-called Tomb of […]

Dec 10

Iron Age Judahite Fortress to be Restored

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

An Iron Age Judahite fortress sits on a small hill, surrounded by modern apartment buildings. The 2,700-year-old fortress is located in the French Hill neighborhood […]

Nov 22

Tower of David Re-Envisioned

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

A meeting point of eastern and western Jerusalem, the famous Tower of David Citadel sits right inside the Old City’s Jaffa Gate. More than 2,500 […]

The Jerusalem Citadel

Nov 11

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.

church-of-the-redeemer

Oct 26

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? Marcel Serr and Dieter Vieweger discuss past and current investigations into the site where Jesus was crucified.

Aug 31

Hezekiah’s Tunnel Reexamined

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

For more than a hundred years, an extraordinary water tunnel in Jerusalem has been attributed to King Hezekiah, who dug it to protect the city’s water supply during the Assyrian siege of 701 B.C.E. Hence its name, Hezekiah’s Tunnel. However, recent scholarly publications now argue that the tunnel was not built by Hezekiah but by his predecessor or his successors.

Vessels Shattered by an ancient earthquake

Aug 10

Evidence of Biblical Earthquake Discovered in Jerusalem

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, evidence for a powerful earthquake mentioned by the prophets Amos and Zechariah has been discovered in Jerusalem. According to […]

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 […]

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

Jun 6

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The Bethesda Pool, where Jesus heals the paralytic man in the Gospel of John, is a complex site. It appears to have been a mikveh, or ritual bath.