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The Search for King Herod’s Tomb Continues in the May/June 2014 Issue of Biblical Archaeology Review

April 09, 2014

The Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to present the May/June 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review

50 People In The Bible Confirmed By Archaeology

February 20, 2014

A recent study has found archaeological confirmation for at least 50 people mentioned in the Bible. The list includes kings of Israel and Judah, Egyptian pharaohs, Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian monarchs, priests, scribes and government officials.

American Archaeologists in Egypt Make Mudbricks Like Ancient Israelite Slaves

February 12, 2014

An American archaeological team is making mudbricks in Egypt—or at least was in 2013—just like the Israelite slaves in the Bible, and is using some of them to reconstruct ancient mudbrick structures at Tell Timai in the Nile Delta.

Has Judas Maccabeus’s Shul Been Found?

February 12, 2014

According to the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, an ancient Jewish village recently excavated within the modern Israeli city of Modi’in is the best candidate for ancient Modi’in, home of the Maccabees.

Is Mt. Sinai In Saudi Arabia?

February 12, 2014

A conference of mostly Israeli scholars recently convened in the Negev Desert to consider the location of Mt. Sinai. Hershel Shanks reports on the conference in “Where Is Mount Sinai?” in the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, a leading American archaeological publication.

15 Leading Scholars Explain How, Why and When Christianity Separated from its Jewish Roots

February 06, 2014

Partings: How Judaism and Christianity Became Two, the latest offering in the Biblical Archaeology Society’s popular series, traces the compelling and often muddled history of Judaism and Christianity through their formative years, from the shared background of first-century Judaism to the diverse interactions and experiences of Jews, Christians and Jewish-Christians under centuries of Roman rule.

The Annual “Digs” Issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2014, is Now Available

December 11, 2013

The Biblical Archaeology Society announces the publication of the January/February 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, which highlights over two dozen excavations in Israel and Jordan that are seeking volunteers in 2014.

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