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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.
This nearly 4-foot-tall, two-horned altar from the site of Tell es-Safi (Gath of the Philistines) suggests the origins of the Philistines are to be …Bible
The Roman Empire in the early 1st century CE was often regarded as the perfect empire. The outstanding military prowess of the Romans was used to …Judaism
This article was originally published in the January/February 2006 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. In the September/October 2012 issue of BAR, …Archaeology
This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in May 2011. It has been updated.—Ed.
In 2004, the stepped remains of the ancient Siloam …Christian Philosophy
Archaeologists and researchers in Israel believe they may have discovered an ancient community that could have been the birthplace and home of Mary …Archaeology
After 20 years of excavating in the City of David, archaeologist Eli Shukrun quickly realized one day what an important find he had made. It was …Ancient History
Amos Cohen, an employee of the Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures in Be’er Sheva, did not believe his eyes when he opened a bag left
in the …
Although visiting the Temple Mount is not always a pleasant experience these days, it is still worth the attempt. We have had good feedback from …Temple Mount
Archeologists at Bar-Ilan University have discovered the remnants of the ancient city of Gath, one of the largest and most influential cities in the …Middle East
New findings at sprawling 4,000-year old Canaanite palace include 120 huge jars - and seeds, from which we may be able to rediscover the ancient …Archaeology
Led by Shimon Gibson and James Tabor, the excavations at Mt. Zion in Jerusalem have unearthed a first-century C.E. mansion that may have belonged to …Archaeology
This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in November 2012. It has been updated.—Ed.
Ada Yardeni identified the same ancient scribe’s …Archaeology
This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in July 2012. It was updated in July 2014.—Ed.
The Bubastite Portal includes a large …Egypt
A charred Hebrew Bible scroll was discovered in the Torah ark in a Byzantine synagogue at Ein Gedi, Israel. Photo: Shai Halevi, Israel Antiquities …Bible
The oldest Hebrew Bible is preserved in the Aleppo Codex. What happened to the nearly 200 pages missing from the Aleppo Codex? Photo: David …Bible
Who beheaded John the Baptist in the Bible? What were the circumstances of his death? This famous Biblical episode—the notorious dance that ended in …John the Baptist
JPost Holy Land is a new column that will bring you the latest archaeology news and stories from Israel in collaboration with the University of …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 article was originally published in October 2012. It has been updated.—Ed.
“Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the top of this …Bible
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …