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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.
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 …
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 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 …Archaeology
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. …
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 …Ancient Civilization
University of Tübingen doctoral candidate Jesse Millek has been honoured for his research, which questions the controversial theory of the "sea …Prehistory
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