Jeffrey Zorn presents some of Raymond Weill’s early-20th-century plans from his Jerusalem excavations in “Is T1 David’s Tomb?” in the
Tag : Biblical Archaeology
Why should we trust what the gospel authors have to say about Jesus? How can we test the Gospel authors to see if their accounts are reliable? J.
S. Thomas Parker with Aphrodite at Petra. Courtesy of the American Center of Research Thomas (Tom) Parker, renowned archaeologist of Roman Jordan,
Hershel Shanks Hershel Shanks founded the Biblical Archaeology Society in 1974 and published his first issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) in
To dig or not to dig—that is the question posed by numerous archaeologists these days. As a global pandemic caused entire countries to shutter and
Israel Antiquities Authority Makes Stunning Announcement Of Discovery Of 2,000-Year Old Scripture Portions From Zechariah and Nahum
Some 1,900 years ago, Jewish and Christian refugees fleeing the Romans made their way to the Judean Desert. Among the belongings they carried with
If you’re two of the biggest names in the Hebrew Bible, you probably dressed the part in royal purple clothing as described in the bible.
“… For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.” —1 Corinthians 10:4 A WALKING ROCK IN THE DESERT. A
In the Book of Joshua, Rahab (a heroine nonetheless known as “Rahab the Harlot”) assisted two Israelite spies in escaping out a window and down
The Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript is a seventh- or eighth-century C.E. manuscript that sheds light on the formation of the Hebrew Bible in the period
This illustration shows Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, where God gave them the command to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). Photo:
In addition to its symbolism for the Holy Spirit, the dove was a popular Christian symbol before the cross rose to prominence in the fourth century.
The Dead Sea Scrolls may be the most important biblical archaeological discovery of all time. The 2,000-year-old papyri, mostly fragmentary and
Amrit’s Phoenician temple in modern Syria dates to the sixth–fourth centuries B.C.E.—when the Persians controlled the region. The temple’s
It’s still the Christmas season, but the archeological news out of Israel is focused on the other major holiday of Christians – Easter. An