Category Archives: New Discoveries

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

25 New Dead Sea Scrolls(?) Revealed

25 published Bible manuscripts may be genuine “Dead Sea Scrolls” from some 2,000 years ago, and there are more to come. This is a great discovery if they can be authenticated, though some are concerned they could be forgeries. The origin … Continue reading

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

Temple from Hezekiah’s Time Found at Lachish (Photos and Video)

Archaeologists announced the discovery at Tel Lachish of an ancient Judahite shrine dating to around the time of King Hezekiah. The shrine had been desecrated, which may relate to biblical accounts of Hezekiah’s religious purge against idols and “high places.” These … Continue reading

Posted in archaeologists, Bible comments, Biblical Archaeology, Israel, Lachish, New Discoveries, Short videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment