Tag: iron age

The Palace of the Kings of Israel—in the Bible and Archaeology

08/28 | King Omri of Israel selected Samaria as his capital and built an elaborate palace there in the ninth century B.C.E. What did this palace look like, and was it destroyed   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

The Samaria Ivories—Phoenician or Israelite?

08/28 | From the moment they were discovered, the Samaria ivories created fanfare. Recently some scholars have challenged the long-accepted assumption about the ivories’ origins.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Topics, News.

First Person: Did the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon Actually Exist?

08/27 | In BAR, Hershel Shanks examines a recent article published by archaeologist Amihai Mazar. Mazar contends that while the Biblical narratives were written hundreds of years after the reigns of Saul,   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.


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