Excavations at Lachish, once second only to Jerusalem among Judean cities, have shed light on a thousand years of war among ancient nations and empires. (2005)

Philip J. King
Nov. 15 2013 12:00AM

Excavations of the long-lost camp of the Roman army’s sixth division in northern Judea offer new insights into both the Roman occupation and the religious. . .

Yotam Tepper
Oct. 24 2013 12:00AM

Needed: a reasonable, scientific methodology that is willing to go wherever the evidence leads, neither rejecting the Bible as a historical source nor discarding data. . .

Steven Collins
Oct. 16 2013 12:00AM

A tomb celebrated as Herod’s final resting place at a recent exhibit on the flamboyant king has come under question by archeologists. (Registration required)

Nir Hasson
Oct. 14 2013 12:00AM

Yigael Yadin attributed the water system at Megiddo, in northern Israel, to the 9th-century Israelite king Ahab. Archeological evidence points to a date a full millennium earlier.

Norma Franklin
Oct. 10 2013 12:00AM

Researching the biblical dye t’kheilet a century ago, Rabbi Isaac Herzog concluded that it was a bright sky-blue. Recent archeological evidence supports his hypothesis.

Robin Ngo
Sept. 13 2013 12:00AM

With the destruction of physical monuments and landscapes through war or decay, travelers’ accounts have become an invaluable source for reconstructing Ottoman Palestine.

Uzi Baram
Sept. 12 2013 12:00AM

A gold medallion etched with the image of a menorah may be the oldest Torah ornament ever found in an archaeological dig.

Sept. 10 2013 12:00AM

Does a 2,700-year-old inscription on a recently discovered ceramic bowl refer to the father of a biblical prophet?

Aug. 23 2013 12:00AM

A new biography of the archeologist Max von Oppenheim portrays him as the most prominent of a small group of Jewish Nazis. Trouble is, Oppenheim. . .

Aug. 22 2013 12:00AM

The Bible cites pork consumption as a key cultural difference between Philistines and Israelites. Archeology suggests there is room for doubt.

Edward F. Maher
Aug. 20 2013 12:00AM

An Israeli antiquities collector has been acquitted of forging an inscribed stone tablet said to date to the 9th century B.C.E. But now the state. . .

Matthew Kalman
Aug. 5 2013 12:00AM

Several ancient historians attest that, long before destroying Judea, Rome allied with the Maccabees against the Seleucids. Archeological research supports the claim.

Hana Levi Julian
July 31 2013 12:00AM

Is Scripture a reliable source of information on the ancient kingdom of Judah? For decades, prominent archaeologists have said no; but recent discoveries re-open the question.

Yosef Garfinkel
July 29 2013 12:00AM