Category Archives: New Discoveries

Isaiah’s Personal Seal Found?

Archaeologists may have found Isaah’s “autograph” during excavations in Jerusalem. This clay impression (bulla) was uncovered a few years ago along with others, including one belonging to King Hezekiah.  It was finally announced this morning in a press release. Dr. … Continue reading

Posted in archaeologists, Biblical Archaeology, Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Israel, Jerusalem, New Discoveries, Short videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Video on Lachish Excavation

If you are interested in Archaeology and the Bible, and especially if you’re curious what it’s like to join a dig, a new video is available for your enjoyment. The video covers recent work at biblical Lachish and was created … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Battles, archaeologists, Biblical Archaeology, Israel, Lachish, New Discoveries, Short videos, Tech & Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jerusalem Discoveries: New stone courses for Western Wall, theater-type structure

The IAA has announced new discoveries from excavations under Wilson’s Arch, near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The press release includes interesting details and I encourage you to read it. Some excerpts and photos: “Eight stone courses of the Western Wall that had … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Architecture, archaeologists, Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem, New Discoveries, Short videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Masada Dig Yields New Discoveries from Jewish War

Preliminary results from the new excavations at Masada have been released, with “tremendous amounts” of new finds illuminating the famous Roman siege. Here are some excerpts: “We’re actually excavating a refugee camp,” said Guy Stiebel, the archaeologist leading excavations carried … Continue reading

Posted in archaeologists, Biblical Archaeology, General Archaeology, Masada, New Discoveries, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Found (Photos)

For the first time in over 60 years, scholars have identified another Dead Sea Scrolls cave. This newly excavated cave has everything one finds in a DSS cave (storage jars with lids, protective cloth wrap, leather binding straps, etc.) except … Continue reading

Posted in archaeologists, Biblical Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls, Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Israel, New Discoveries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Archaeology Updates from ASOR

My wife and I are back with our kids after hearing some great things at the ASOR annual meeting in San Antonio. Here are some highlights from our experience. Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring: The massive 18th century BC tower over the Gihon Spring … Continue reading

Posted in Bible comments, Biblical Archaeology, Conference, Gezer, Jerusalem, New Discoveries, New Testament, Paul, Philistines, Tel Azekah, Water systems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Archaeology Updates in San Antonio

My wife and I are attending the ASOR Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. This is one of several professional organizations for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies that meet in a different U.S. city every November to share results and … Continue reading

Posted in archaeologists, Biblical Archaeology, General Archaeology, Links to interesting stuff, New Discoveries, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Temple “Jerusalem” Papyrus Revealed to Public

We have more news about the papyrus discovery I mentioned earlier. The Israel Antiquities Authority has revealed what they describe as “the earliest extra-biblical source to mention Jerusalem in Hebrew writing.” C14 tests and paleographic analysis date the papyrus to … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Archaeology, Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Israel, Jerusalem, Languages, New Discoveries, Short videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two New Discoveries Relate to Ancient Jerusalem

Two new archaeological finds relate to Jerusalem in the Old and New Testament periods. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have found the northernmost wall of 1st century AD Jerusalem and discovered the point where the attacking Romans breached it during … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Battles, Ancient Rome, Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Israel, Jerusalem, New Discoveries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New “Dead Sea Scrolls” – Are They Real?

My previous post on newly-surfaced fragments of “Dead Sea Scrolls” mentions they may be a great discovery “if they can be authenticated.” A followup article by the same author asks if some or most of these fragments are forgeries. That’s an important … Continue reading

Posted in Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Israel, New Discoveries | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment