Jul 24 Blog
Jul 23 Blog
By: BAS Staff
For millennia, humans have attempted to depict the divine. The Fall 2020 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review offers some intriguing examples of this phenomenon. Early Christian depictions of Jesus in which he holds a "magic wand". What John 1 means when it says “God is love.” And a new archaeological discovery.
Jun 27 Blog
By: Robin Ngo
An ancient stone toilet recently unearthed at Lachish may provide archaeological evidence of King Hezekiah’s religious reforms throughout Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. The toilet had been placed in what is interpreted to be a gate-shrine within the largest ancient city gate found in Israel.
Apr 20 Blog
Excavators at Tell es-Safi/Gath, the site of Gath of the Philistines mentioned in the Bible, found an exceptionally well preserved horned altar reminiscent of the Israelite horned altars described in the Bible. What can this find tell us about the cultural origins of the Philistines?
Mar 9 Blog
By: Michael D. Danti, Darren P. Ashby, Marina Gabriel, and Susan Penacho
Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special report by ASOR’s Cultural Heritage Initiatives that documents the damage.
Jul 29 Blog
By: David Ilan, Yifat Thareani and Jonathan Greer