Tag: jerusalem ancient

Jews in Roman Turkey

10/02 | Recent excavations in Limyra, Turkey, have uncovered a mysterious building near the city’s east gate. Although the structure has been only partially excavated, Jewish iconography and architectural features have already   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

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.

What Did Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem Look Like?

08/25 | Fifty years ago, leading Israeli scholar Michael Avi-Yonah constructed a now-iconic model of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem. How accurate is it?   Read more…

Posted in Temple at Jerusalem.


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