Jan 11 Blog
By: Noah Wiener
I wanted to take the time to look back at some of the biggest Biblical archaeology news stories, events and discoveries of 2012. I’ve put together links to 20 stand-out Biblical archaeology moments in 2012, and I would love to hear which discoveries intrigued you most, and what you’d like to hear more about in 2013.
May 2 Blog
An Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in Jerusalem uncovered a small stone seal dating to the First Temple period earlier this week. The 8th-6th century B.C.E. personal seal was used to sign letters, and its inscription "Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho…” traces a direct line to its owner and usage in the First Temple period. The name Matanyahu means “giving to God.” Only the “Ho” syllable from the start of his father’s name was preserved.