Archeology

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Clay seal of prophet Isaiah to be unveiled at joint Israel-U.S. event

Clay seals believed to have been used by the biblical prophet Isaiah and King Hezekiah are set to be unveiled at a June event, which will be held simultaneously in Jerusalem and Oklahoma via a live stream.

While the seals and nearly three dozen other pieces loaned by the Antiquities Authority will be on display in Oklahoma, the archeologist who…

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King David’s city discovered? Ancient site linked to biblical kingdom, archaeologists say

A stunning discovery in Israel. Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient site that may offer fresh insight into the ancient Biblical kingdom of David and Solomon.

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered an ancient site that may offer fresh insight into the ancient biblical kingdom of David and Solomon.

Researchers from Bar-Ilan University…

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Dead Sea Scrolls discovery: Tech reveals hidden script

Hidden script has been discovered in the Dead Sea scrolls. Using advanced imaging equipment researchers found letters invisible to the naked eye on the famous manuscripts.

Experts in Israel have harnessed sophisticated imaging technology to reveal hidden script in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The technology, which was originally developed for NASA,…

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Two Dead Sea Scrolls to go on display for the first time in new Denver exhibit

Two Dead Sea Scrolls will be shown for the first time in an unprecedentedly large-scale Israel Antiquities Authority exhibition in Denver, Colorado. The two scrolls will be presented along with a three-ton stone from the Western Wall, some 600 artifacts from the biblical to Bar Kochba periods, and 18 other Dead Sea Scrolls in an exhibit set to run…

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Reflections from the field – NFL stars visit Israel

Seven current and former National Football League stars recently visited Israel in a six-day whistle-stop tour, which included Jewish and Christian sites and meetings with Syrian wounded treated in Israel’s hospitals and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

It is not often that one gets the opportunity to speak to top-level athletes at all,…

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Eighth-Century Clay Seal With ‘Signature of Prophet Isaiah’ Found in Jerusalem

A historic archaeological discovery near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may be proof of the life of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to an article in the Biblical Archaeology Review.  A broken 8th-century BCE clay seal impression, or bulla, appears to be inscribed with the words “Belonging to Isaiah,” as well as a partial word containing letters…

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First Temple-era relics of possible royal estate found in Jerusalem hills

Israeli authorities inaugurated a nature park on Wednesday near Jerusalem after five years of archaeological excavations at Ein Hanya, the second-largest spring in the Judean Hills and a key site in the history of Christianity. Along with an announcement that the park will open to the public free of charge within months, the Israel Antiquities…

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Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years

Archaeologists are one step closer to solving the riddle of what took place in Jerusalem following the destruction of the city by Romans in 70 CE.

Israel Antiquity Authority archaeologists announced Monday that for the past two years they have been excavating and exposing a massive eight-meter deep section of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, unseen for…

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Israeli PM Netanyahu Hosts Bible Study at His Official Jerusalem Residence

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hosted a Bible study session at his official residence in Jerusalem.

The event was named in honor of Shmuel Ben-Artzi, the late father of the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu.

The annual Bible study event is a tradition dating back to the country’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. Former…

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“No civilized person in the world can claim Temple denial or lack of a Jewish link to Jerusalem.

When Wakf bulldozers illegally ascended the Temple Mount in 1999 to surreptitiously remove thousands of tons of ancient soil to make way for a subterranean mosque, two archeologists found hope in recovering some of the Jewish heritage that crime destroyed.
As countless invaluable artifacts dating from the First Temple period at Judaism’s holiest…

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In unsubtle critique, Israel gifts UNESCO Arch of Titus replica

Israel handed a replica of a frieze from the Arch of Titus to the head of UNESCO, using the monument commemorating Rome’s victory over Jerusalem for a not-so-subtle critique of the organization’s resolutions that ignore Jewish links to the holy city.

The idea originally came from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after the United Nations…

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Jerusalem welcomed Jewish refugees 2,300 years ago, new finds show

Millennia ago, Jerusalem may have opened its doors to thousands of refugees from the north of the country. A new cache of First Temple bullae (sealings) discovered in an excavation at Jerusalem’s City of David shows a mixture of names from the Kingdom of Israel and Judah used on official bureaucratic correspondence dating from after the fall of…

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2,000-year-old stone workshop discovered near where Jesus turned water into wine

There are few worse prospects for the hostess of a Jewish wedding than running out of drinks. Empathizing with such a predicament as a guest at a wedding in Cana some 2,000 years ago, Jesus’s mother Mary asked her special son to step up and “do something.”

Although he initially demurs, Jesus eventually orders servants to bring six special stone…

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Sites vie to be seen as Christianity’s ‘lost’ city of Bethsaida

In the New Testament, Bethsaida is a place of miracles. Here, Jesus cured a blind man, turned a few loaves and fishes into food for 5,000, and walked on water. But mysteriously, its location was lost. Now, dueling archaeological excavations place it in the same vicinity on the northern bank of the Sea of Galilee, but at slightly different…

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“Final Thoughts” From Jordan River Site Where John Baptized Jesus

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A John the Baptist Link to the Dead Sea Scrolls?

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A Look at Ancient Qumran and Why the Dead Sea Scrolls Were Written

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The Truth About The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls