Tag: the temple mount

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

09/26 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

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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