Sep 21 Blog
By: Hershel Shanks
In 1969, barely two years after the 1967 Six-Day War, a team of Israeli archaeologists made an exploratory excavation at the base of one of the numerous sites in the Sinai Peninsula proposed as Biblical Mt. Sinai. It was not long before a member of the team exposed a piece of rock with a single Hebrew letter on it. This naturally led to more intensive excavation in this area, as a result of which additional, larger pieces of inscribed stones were recovered. They were taken to Israel for further study.
Mar 21 Blog
If your eReader travels everywhere with you, why not take the Dead Sea Scrolls with you too? The Biblical Archaeology Society has just released eReader versions of two of our most popular books on the scrolls: The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dec 21 Blog
By: Reviewed by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.
Dec 19 Blog
By: Reviewed by Jerome Murphy-O’Connor
Apr 18 Blog
Vendyl Jones, a Baptist minister turned amateur archaeologist who spent a career in Israel searching for the Ark of the Covenant, passed away in December. He was 80 years old. Often rumored to be the inspiration for Indiana Jones, "Vendy" Jones spent more than four decades scouring the Judean desert for the Ark as well as the priceless treasures listed on the famous Copper Scroll, thought by many to record the locations of the hidden treasures of the Jerusalem Temple.