Tag Archives: Artefacts

Biblical-Era Jug Found in Mediterranean Sea

3,000-year-old earthenware was first brought up in fisherman’s net many years ago. Haaretz: A unique collection of ancient earthenware vessels found in the Mediterranean Sea has been turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority, following the death of the fisherman … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments for Sale

Newser: Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale—in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing … Continue reading

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The Gabriel Stone Goes on Display in Jerusalem

Also called Gabriel’s Revelation. The Huffington Post reports in typical sensational fashion: An ancient stone with mysterious Hebrew writing and featuring the archangel Gabriel is going on display in Jerusalem as scholars debate the inscription’s meaning. The so-called Gabriel Stone, said to have … Continue reading

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Journal Postpones ‘Jesus Wife’ Article

The Huffington Post reports: The Harvard Theological Review is postponing publication of a major article on the papyrus fragment in which Jesus seems to refer to his wife, raising further doubts about a discovery that was set to turn Christian history … Continue reading

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Judean Temple Discovered Near Jerusalem

The Bible Places Blog has the news: A Judean temple from the 10th-9th centuries BC has been discovered four miles northwest of ancient Jerusalem. The structure has massive walls, faces east, and contained a cache of sacred vessels. The site of Tel … Continue reading

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Seal Depicting Samson Discovered?

A small stone seal found during the recent excavations at  Tel Beit Shemesh could (!) be the first archaeological evidence of the story of the Biblical Samson. Bible Places: Some scholars are suggesting that the depiction on a seal found in … Continue reading

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Possible Bar Kochba Revolt Hoard Found

From the Israel Antiquities Authority: A spectacular 2,000 Year Old Gold and Silver Hoard was Uncovered in an Archaeological Excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority Conducted in the Qiryat Gat Region The treasure trove comprising c. 140 gold and silver coins … Continue reading

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Archaeologists: The Hebrew Bible Not to be Dismissed as Legend (based on Khirbet Qeiyafa Discovery)

This is breaking news after a much-anticipated press release earlier today by Prof Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Groundbreaking archaeological discovery at Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah shows various cultic artifacts from King David era that serve … Continue reading

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Overview of Some of the Most Important Recent Archaeological Finds in Israel

See here for an article on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website about some of the most important archaeological finds in recent years in Israel… Via Dr Aren Maeir.

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Video: Cuneiform Tablets from the UCLA Library

HT: ASOR Blog  

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