Mar 9 Blog
By: Michael D. Danti, Darren P. Ashby, Marina Gabriel, and Susan Penacho
Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special report by ASOR’s Cultural Heritage Initiatives that documents the damage.
Jul 24 Blog
Each of these eight lectures by Professor William G. Dever was created specially for readers of Biblical Archaeology Review. Each is a gem. The lectures are illustrated with pictures, maps and plans from Professor Dever's personal photos as well as photos from leading archaeological photographers. This course is for the beginner as well as the seasoned reader of Biblical Archaeology Review and for everyone in between. It is understandable for those coming to the subject for the first time and newly insightful for the advanced student.
May 8 Blog
The exciting finds just keep coming at Khirbet Qeiyafa. This unique, fortified Judahite city on the border with Philistia had a short-lived existence between 1020 and 980 B.C.E., according to carbon-dated remains excavated at the site, that places it at the dawn of the Israelite Monarchy, the time of King Saul and King David. In 2008, excavation director Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem revealed an ostracon with five lines of early script that had been discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa. Among the earliest examples of alphabetic writing found in Israel, the enigmatic Qeiyafa Ostracon has been the focus of several articles in Biblical Archaeology Review, including two features in the May/June 2012 issue.
Jan 30 Blog
By: Reviewed by John Merrill