Archive for June, 2016

Beer-sheba of the Patriarchs, Ze’ev Herzog, BAR 6-06, Nov-Dec 1980.
By June 28, 2016 Read More →

Beer-sheba of the Patriarchs, Ze’ev Herzog, BAR 6-06, Nov-Dec 1980.

The findings of archaeologists sometimes seem to confirm the Biblical text. At other times, the excavation results present a problem. Perhaps the best known case of the latter is Jericho. Most scholars date the Israelite conquest of Canaan to the Late Bronze Age, to a time (13th century B.C.) when, according to Jericho excavator Kathleen […]

Posted in: Bible and Beyond
Was There a Seven-Branched Lampstand in Solomon’s Temple?
By June 21, 2016 Read More →

Was There a Seven-Branched Lampstand in Solomon’s Temple?

Did Solomon’s temple contain a seven-branched lampstand known as a menorah? Most people answer this question with an automatic “of course.” But the Biblical text is not so clear. The Bible describes the building of the Temple itself in great detail (1 Kings 6–7). The furnishings of the Temple are also described in somewhat less […]

Posted in: Roman Period I
An RSVP from the Women of Ancient Jerusalem
By June 20, 2016 Read More →

An RSVP from the Women of Ancient Jerusalem

The Upper Pool served as a meeting place for the women of First Temple Jerusalem.

A Timeline of the History of Jerusalem
By June 20, 2016 Read More →

A Timeline of the History of Jerusalem

The layers of stratification in the City of David take us through the history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

How the Bible Guides Archaeologists
By June 20, 2016 Read More →

How the Bible Guides Archaeologists

Israel is one of the few places in the world where we have a guidebook to lead archaeologists through the land.

Recreating Life Thousands of Years Ago
By June 7, 2016 Read More →

Recreating Life Thousands of Years Ago

Archaeology is a balance between the meaning of the Bible and modern technology.

How Do Archaeologists Work?
By June 7, 2016 Read More →

How Do Archaeologists Work?

Being an archaeologist is no different than being a detective. The profession involves piecing together different pieces of archaeology and making a story.

Opening the Door to a Mikveh
By June 6, 2016 Read More →

Opening the Door to a Mikveh

A door mantle and hinge mark the entrance to one of the most interesting discoveries at the City of David – a large ritual bath.

The Tunnel that David Walked Through
By June 6, 2016 Read More →

The Tunnel that David Walked Through

It was this Canaanite tunnel that David and his general, Yoav, would have walked through to reach the Jebusite city of Jerusalem undetected.

Where was King Solomon Annointed?
By June 5, 2016 Read More →

Where was King Solomon Annointed?

City of David’s director of development, Doron Spielman, takes us to the exact spot where Solomon was annointed.