“A rare and exciting find.”
The Hanukkah story didn’t end with the rededication of the Temple.
Talmudic rabbis never forgave the combining of priesthood with the monarchy.
Just in time for Hanukkah.
In the Maccabees’ hometown.
What Seleucid inscriptions tell us.
An archaeological mystery solved?
Archaeologists are reviving a 145-year-old hypothesis.
When Jews returned from exile, they brought the Babylonian calendar with them.
A rabbi’s provocative thesis.
In the 2nd century BCE, after centuries of living in a province of one or another empire, Jews won themselves a powerful independent kingdom. In. . .
Could the remains of the last Hasmonean king have been found under a private house in Jerusalem? (Registration required.)
Have excavations near the modern Israeli city of Modi’in exposed the hometown of the heroes of Hannukah?