September 24, 2016
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A History of the Land and Archaeology of Gezer

by Taman Turbinton Tis the season for Biblical archaeology. The summer months mark the time when archaeologists and scholars from all over the world come to Israel to further explore and discover more information about the Biblical land. This article … Continue reading

April 13, 2016
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How Was Royal Power Expressed In The Iron Age?

By Fehmida Shah The early states of Iron Age Levant invested a great deal in the ideological justification of kingship through various representational means. Propaganda methods were used to ensure that there was ‘a set of symbolic forms by which … Continue reading

December 5, 2015
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King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible has been found in an archaeological excavation. The stamped clay seal, also known as a bulla, was discovered in the Ophel excavations led by Dr. Eilat Mazar … Continue reading

November 10, 2015
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High Places, Altars and the Bamah

High Places, Altars and the Bamah The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon—but none more so than the Book of Kings, where they play a prominent role in assessing … Continue reading