Jan 22 Blog
By: Robin Ngo
The Iron Age Israelites weren’t known for their artistic tradition—so much so that, according to the Bible, King Solomon had to outsource to the Phoenicians wood-cutting in the construction of the Jerusalem Temple and bronze-working for his other buildings (1 Kings 5:6–9; 1 Kings 7:13–14). But the discovery of an Iron Age basalt workshop at Tel Hazor in northern Israel revealed that the Israelites actually cultivated a basalt-carving craft.
Nov 14 Blog
The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lectures “Egypt and Canaan—A Political and Cultural Encounter” by Daphna Ben-Tor (November 20) and “What Do Ancient Documents Tell Us About the People Who Lived At Hazor?” by Amnon Ben-Tor (November 21).