Category Archives: Archaeology
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Join us on zoom on Dec. 11th for the twelfth of our 2020 #EOTalks series! This event will feature Roberta Mazza, who will talk about why papyri are way more than the texts they bear, and why, therefore, we urgently need … Continue reading
This is worth your attention. A resource for staff and students at MF who work with cultural heritage materials such as ancient, medieval, and modern artefacts from different countries around the world. Working with these types of materials sometimes raises … Continue reading
I’m definitely ordering a copy of this. Edited by Jennie Ebeling and Philippe Guillaume: This volume celebrates the career of Norma Franklin, an archaeologist who has made important contributions to our understanding of the three key cities of Samaria, Megiddo, … Continue reading
Well ok then… Now for something completely different in Bible and Interpretation– Ziony Zevit is the Distinguished Professor in Bible and Northwest Semitic Languages in the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University. He has done widely respected … Continue reading
The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most important archaeological discoveries related to the Bible. But the (hi)story of their discovery by Bedouin, in the mid-twentieth century, is problematic and raises doubts as to their authenticity and provenance. Likewise, … Continue reading
The Pandemic Super Stupendous Biblical Studies Carnival: October Edition (Posted 1 November) – Now With More Puppies
Last month’s Carnival, hosted by Brent Niedergall, had a Dr Seuss theme. If you haven’t had a chance to look at it, do so. It will put a smile on your face. Then come on back and enjoy the Pandemic … Continue reading
Do take note of an online conference, “The Land That I Will Show You”: Recent Archaeological & Historical Studies of Ancient Israel, sponsored by the NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies. For the program and to register, visit: … Continue reading
If you can, you definitely should. I wish I could but I’m occupied 7-8 every Wednesday.
A new Center for Epigraphical Studies at Persepolis World Heritage Site https://www.yjc.ir/00VXmu On behalf of Persepolis World Heritage Site, it is of utmost pleasure to announce that the Center for Epigraphical Studies has started its work at Persepolis. Persepolis, Naqsh-e … Continue reading
Can the Shechem–Shiloh polity of the Iron I be identified as the earliest Israel? In other words: When was the territorial-name Shechem, designating a city-state, replaced by the name Israel for a polity in approximately the same territory? Chapter from: … Continue reading
Via Joseph Lauer This morning, Thursday, September 3, 2020, the IAA circulated English and Hebrew press releases over its insignia and those of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the City of David asking, “Has the original ‘Commissioner’s Palace’ … Continue reading
By Oded Lipschits, Ido Koch, and others. In the most recent issue of BAR, Yosef Garfinkel claimed that an anthropomorphic (human-shaped) clay head from Khirbet Qeiyafa, two similar clay heads and two horse figurines from Tel Moẓa, and two anthropomorphic vessels from the … Continue reading
An archaeologist’s controversial assertion that a nearly 3,000-year-old clay head may depict the face of the biblical deity Yahweh has sparked a furious response from fellow researchers, who are calling the theory unfounded and irresponsible. Stop it. The story appeared … Continue reading
Here’s the headline: Archaeologists Find Assyrian Siege Ramp at Biblical City of Azekah And here’s the reality, in the story itself! Now archaeologists digging among the remains of the ancient settlement in what is now southern Israel, may have found … Continue reading
What is entailed in writing a history of ancient Israelite religion? How might the concept of divinity be used as an organizing principle to explore the wide variety of religious experiences? What skill-set is needed for such an undertaking, and … Continue reading
Ancient Attraction is a Digital Lecture Series on Beauty, Attractiveness and Sex Appeal in the Ancient Mediterranean World See the entire series schedule and descriptions here.
She starts: I have had a very hard time reading the new book of Ariel Sabar on the Jesus Wife fragment saga. (I call it fragment on purpose as the definition of Gospel is misleading, in my opinion). Don’t get me … Continue reading
New over at Bible and Interpretation; and better than anything you’ll read at the archaeology of the bible magazine website by miles. The combined evidence of these three sites indicates that Nazareth was inhabited from at least the early first … Continue reading