Scholar’s Study

Scholar’s Study

Apr 29

Explore the Huqoq Mosaics

By: BAS Staff

Season after season, archaeologists have uncovered stunning mosaics at Huqoq’s synagogue in Galilee.


Dec 8

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.


Aug 6

Virtually Explore Holy Land Artifacts

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

From the comfort of your home, you can virtually explore archaeological objects that shed light on Biblical history with the click of a button.


Jun 10

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In a series of web-exclusive articles written by pioneering scholars developing the Digital Humanities, learn how this emerging field of study is helping to analyze textual and archaeological data—and how you can help.

Feb 26

Raphael Golb Guilty of Impersonating Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

A New York jury returned a verdict of guilty on 30 of 31 counts against 50-year-old Raphael Golb, son of University of Chicago Dead Sea Scroll scholar Norman Golb. Thus ended Raphael Golb’s three week trial in which he admitted to originating hundreds of emails and blogs, in some of which he used fake accounts to impersonate prominent scroll scholar Lawrence Schiffman of New York University.


Dec 5

Excavating the Bible—A Response

By: Yitzhak Meitlis

In the September/October 2014 issue of BAR, Itzhaq Shai reviewed Yitzhak Meitlis’s book Excavating the Bible (Eshel Books, 2012). Here, Meitlis responds to Shai’s review.


Aug 8

Three Takes on the Oldest Hebrew Inscription

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In the May/June 2012 BAR, epigrapher Christopher A. Rollston considered four contenders as candidates for the oldest Hebrew inscription. Rollston’s thoughtful discussion was met by dissenting responses from distinguished archaeological and Biblical scholars, including Yosef Garfinkel and Aaron Demsky.

Jan 2

Scholar’s Study: The Great Tekhelet Debate

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Zvi C. Koren and Baruch and Judy Taubes Sterman debate the shade of God’s chosen color for the ancient Israelites.

Dec 12

Letters Answered Online

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In two cases, exchanges between letter writers and authors were too long (and technical) to print in our letters column. Therefore we have posted them online.

Aug 13

Hezekiah’s Tunnel

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Do new tunnel dates hold water? Featuring a web-exclusive discussion by Aren Maeir and Jeffrey Chadwick.