Category Archives: Biblical Archaeology

Finally, Fresh Fruit from Ancient Date Palms

Remember the 2,000 year-old date palm from Masada? The original tree, nicknamed Methuselah, is now a daddy thanks to patience, science, and a little bit of luck. In a happy, very un-2020 report, we have a harvest of new ancient … Continue reading

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Gov’t complex from time of Hezekiah, Manasseh discovered near US Embassy in Jerusalem

The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of a large building from the ancient Kingdom of Judah that has been dated to the time of kings Hezekiah and Manasseh (Heb. – Menashe). The Jerusalem Post article includes photos and … Continue reading

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Lipscomb U. scores SWBTS’s canceled Archaeology program

In a surprising announcement, Lipscomb University in Nashville has acquired the premier Archaeology graduate program that formerly belonged to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. SWBTS’s program had become prominent in Biblical Archaeology but fell victim to financial pressures that have … Continue reading

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Recognize this famous ancient spot in Israel?

If you have traveled to Israel, you’ve likely visited the place in the photograph below. Do you recognize it? Take a few seconds to figure it out before reading further. It looks quite different now due to recent work to … Continue reading

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Register for the 1st International Conference on Biblical Archaeology Online (in English, Español y Portuguesa)

If you’ve wanted to attend an overseas biblical archaeology conference but never have the time and/or money, Hebrew University and the Moriah Center are bringing this year’s International Conference on Biblical Archaeology online to you. For a reasonable registration fee … Continue reading

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Archaeologists propose new site as biblical Ziklag. Is it so?

My most recent dig site, Khirbet a-Ra’i, has just been proposed as the location of biblical Ziklag, a town linked with David shortly before he became king over Judah. I worked with this excavation for two weeks of its summer, … Continue reading

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“Journey Through the Testaments” tour to the Bible Lands

There are a few weeks remaining to join my “Journey Through the Testaments” tour from June 10th to 22nd, 2019. Whether it’s your first time or a repeat visit, this trip helps you perceive and understand the Bible on a … Continue reading

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See Sennacherib’s biblical invasion of Judah in the British Museum

The Bible describes Sennacherib’s invasion of Hezekiah’s Judah in three different books. Sennacherib dedicated a central room in his palace to this same event. Clearly, it made an impression all around. All three biblical accounts describe Sennacherib’s army coming to Jerusalem … Continue reading

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My Bible Lands Tour in June, with optional extension to Join a Dig

If you want to have a special Bible Lands experience, join my “Journey Through the Testaments” tour from June 10th to 22nd, 2019. Whether it’s your first time or a repeat visit, this trip will help you perceive and understand … Continue reading

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Now Available: “The Book of Ruth” Photo Companion from BiblePlaces

Last year, BiblePlaces released the Photo Companion to the Gospels, a wonderful and unique tool for Bible teachers and students. Bible Places now offers the next addition to the series, The Book of Ruth. It’s discounted at nearly half-price until April 21st, … Continue reading

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