I hope that everyone in the Biblical archaeology community enjoyed the holidays and is having a wonderful start to the new year. I wanted to take the time to look back at some of the biggest Biblical archaeology news stories, events and discoveries of 2012. I’ve put together links to 20 stand-out Biblical archaeology moments in 2012, and I would love to hear which discoveries intrigued you most, and what you’d like to hear more about in 2013. So please, share your ideas in the comments section below!
BAS Web Editor
**The stories below are listed in no particular order and all are available for free in Bible History Daily**
Looking back, 2012 was a fascinating year for our field, and I’m very happy to have shared it with the BAS community! As a BAS editor, I was most struck by these stories in particular, but there were many other great discoveries over the past year. I’d like to share a few more reflections on 2012. Todd Bolen, a Biblical archaeologist and photographer who writes for the wonderful BiblePlaces blog, also shared his top stories from 2012 on the BiblePlaces site. Archaeological scholar, architect and artist Leen Ritmeyer looks back at 2012 to assess the First Temple period water cistern and Matanyahu seal as his two stand-out discoveries of the year.
We at BAS would love to hear which discoveries in 2012 were the most interesting to our readers, and what you are looking forward to in 2013. Share your comments below!
Update: Check out the top archaeological discoveries in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
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