Feb 27

Brain Surgery at Canaanite Megiddo

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Editor’s Note: This blog article contains images of human skeletal remains. While archaeology is not brain surgery, sometimes it can find evidence for it in the […]

Feb 8

The History of the Tetragrammaton

By: John Drummond

  There is a famous movie scene in which the world’s most notorious archaeologist, Indiana Jones, must pass a series of harrowing trials in order […]

Dante’s Vision of Rachel and Leah

Oct 5

Rachel and Leah in the Bible

By: Megan Sauter

Who are Rachel and Leah in the Bible? Sisters, rivals, mothers, matriarchs—these two women had a complicated relationship.  In the Fall 2022 issue of Biblical Archaeology […]

Sep 14

The Rosetta Stone: Key to Egyptian Hieroglyphs

By: Marek Dospěl

Just over two hundred years ago, on September 14, 1822, Jean-François Champollion (1790–1832) cracked the code of the Egyptian hieroglyphic script and the language behind […]

Sep 8

First Temple Papyrus? Exclusive Interview with Joe Uziel

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Watch an EXCLUSIVE interview with Joe Uziel, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Dead Sea Scrolls Unit, who discusses the recovery of a papyrus that […]

Jun 29

What Caused the Bronze Age Collapse?

By: Megan Sauter

Earthquakes. Drought. Famine. Plague. War. Mass migration. Sadly, we are not strangers to these phenomena. Neither were those who lived in Mediterranean kingdoms during the […]

May 28

Preview the Summer 2022 Issue

By: BAS. Staff

May 25

Israelite Pottery and Household Life

By: Jennifer Drummond

Sustainability is something we hear about a lot these days. New items are developed every day to help reduce waste in our daily lives. One […]

Shroud of Turin

Apr 6

The Shroud of Turin: Anything Left to Say?

By: Andrea Nicolotti

Today many consider the Shroud of Turin—the alleged burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth—to be the most important relic of Christianity.1 It is a linen […]

Paul and Pri

Mar 1

Priscilla in the New Testament

By: Jonathan Laden

The name of Priscilla in the New Testament does not come up often in Bible study. Yet, as Ben Witherington III explains in “Priscilla—An Extraordinary […]