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By Michael James | Information about the history of the people who lived in ancient Canaan, Israel, Judah, Palestine and the Middle East.
Archaeologists unearth remains of 2,000-year-old Galilee garrison of Sixth Legion Ferrata, where 5,000 men kept order at time of Bar Kochba Revolt — …Ancient History
This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in October 2012. It has been updated.—Ed.
“Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the …
They hesitated about calling in the authorities for some years, during which they simply lived above the Second Temple-era ritual bath.Archaeology
Ever wondered where the Queen of Sheba got her gold from? During a 2012 excavation in Ethiopia, a team of British archaeologists may very well have …Ethiopia
This coin probably was not worth very much when it was minted three millennia ago, but it’s priceless to contemporary historians and …Religion
Tablets and Treaties in the Ancient Near East by Bruce Wells
Every contract we sign has its stipulations—rules that we have to obey to avoid facing …International Relations
A reconstruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. Drawing: Leen Ritmeyer.
King Solomon’s Temple was resplendent. Described in 1 Kings 6–7, the temple …Archaeology
The Nabataeans were an ancient Semitic people dating back to 586 BC, who inhabited northern Arabia and the Southern Levant. The desert climate …Ancient History
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the caves by Qumran, a site in the Judean Wilderness on the west side of the Dead Sea. James C. VanderKam …Bible
Dead Sea - Qumran by Jodi Magness
Qumran is a Jewish settlement by the northwest shore of the Dead Sea; it dates from approximately 100 B.C.E. to 68 …Christianity
Byblos was the ancient Phoenician port city of Gebal (called Byblos by the Greeks) on the coast of the Mediterranean sea in what is, today, Lebanon. …Bible
A 3,000-year-old inscription discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa references the Biblical name Eshbaal. This is the first time the name has been found in an …Bible
The most ancient music scene ever discovered in the nation – a 5,000-year-old cylinder seal impression from the Early Bronze Age – was unearthed by …Middle East
“With Joy Shall Ye Draw Water…”
By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Section of 2,000-year-old aqueduct discovered near HaHoma in southern Jerusalem.
A section …Archaeology
Some young boys in Israel took great care in excavating a winepress about 1,400 years old, not realizing they were doing anything wrong. The Israel …Middle East
‘The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you… Abram… took his wife Sarai, …Archaeology
AP — The world’s oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel’s leading museum in an exhibit tracing …Middle East
Israeli archaeologists, mathematicians and physicists are joining forces to uncover the meaning behind inscriptions found on pottery fragments believed to be more than 2,500 years old.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Wednesday that a Tel Aviv University team has been examining pieces of First …
University of Tübingen doctoral candidate Jesse Millek has been honoured for his research, which questions the controversial theory of the “sea …Bronze Age
The Golan synagogue dates to the Second Temple Period—before the Roman destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E. Like other ancient synagogues in Israel, …Ancient Civilization
Beneath a former Ottoman prison in Jerusalem’s Old City, layers of ancient history were uncovered. (Hamutal Wachtel)
JERUSALEM (JTA) — When Amit Re’em …Jerusalem
Archaeologists rescue hundreds of artifacts, including signet rings and amulets, from antiquities thieves in southern IsraelEgypt
An international team of archaeologists has uncovered remains of a massive Iron Age period fortification wall and enclosure at the coastal …Archaeology
CNN focused on the question of the authenticity of the controversial "Shroud of Turin," in the first episode of its new pre-Easter series "Finding Jesus." Those challenging the authenticity of this ancient relic point to carbon dating tests done at three independent labs in 1988 that dated samples …Archaeology
CAIRO: Either Ramses II or his son Merenpetah may be the Pharoah referenced in the story of the Exodus, according to a recent thesis by an Egyptian …Egypt
Researchers from the University of Haifa have made an extraordinary discovery at Hippos-Sussita National Park in Israel. It is an "only one of its …Archaeology
Cave explorers in Israel have uncovered a small trove of coins and jewellery from the time of Alexander the Great that archaeologists believe was …Middle East
The site of Tel ‘Eton sat at an important juncture in antiquity. Photo: Courtesy the Tel ‘Eton Excavations.Archaeological work at the site of Tel …Archaeology
Other than agriculture, very little can be seen in the field of el-Manach. It is quiet and flat, the soil clearly worked as any farmer’s field would …Archaeology