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The Galilee Boat—2,000-Year-Old Hull Recovered Intact, Shelley Wachsmann, BAR 14:05, Sep/Oct 1988
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The Galilee Boat—2,000-Year-Old Hull Recovered Intact, Shelley Wachsmann, BAR 14:05, Sep/Oct 1988

A severe drought gripped Israel in 1985 and 1986. The winter rains barely came. Water was pumped from the Sea of Galilee to irrigate parched fields throughout the country. Predictably, the Kinneret (the Hebrew name of the freshwater inland lake also known as the Sea of Galilee) shrank. Wide expanses of lakebed, normally covered with […]

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Excavating an Ancient Merchantman, Elisha Linder, BAR 18:06, Nov-Dec 1992.
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Excavating an Ancient Merchantman, Elisha Linder, BAR 18:06, Nov-Dec 1992.

The Ma’agan Micha’el shipwreck A chance discovery of a 2,400-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Kibbutz Ma’agan Micha’el, 20 miles south of Haifa, has been yielding a storehouse of new insights into ancient seafaring and the shipwright’s art. Thanks to recent geomorphological changes—fluctuations in the sea level, sediment movements and shifts in local faults—along Israel’s […]

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The Enigma of Qumran, Hershel Shanks, BAR 24:01, Jan-Feb 1998.
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The Enigma of Qumran, Hershel Shanks, BAR 24:01, Jan-Feb 1998.

Four archaeologists assess the site If you want to understand how archaeologists think, how they reason, how they work, how they interpret finds—and why they sometimes disagree—you will enjoy this discussion among four prominent archaeologists who know as much about Qumran and its excavation as can be known today. Long associated with the Dead Sea […]

Roman Period I, 63 BCE-73 CE
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Roman Period I, 63 BCE-73 CE

Highlights- Coin of Herod the Great, 35/34 BCE Ossuary of Simon the Temple Builder, 1st century BCE – 1st century CE Qumran Phylactery, 1st century CE The Place of the Trumpeting, 4 CE Ossuary of the High Priest Caiaphas, 18-36 CE Crucifixion Bone Fragment, 21 CE Pontius Pilate’s Tiberium Inscription, 26-36 CE Silver Shekel from […]

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Maagan Michael Ship, 4th-5th century BCE
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Maagan Michael Ship, 4th-5th century BCE

Maagan Michael Ship In 1985 a kibbutznik named Ami Eshel of Kibbutz Ma‘agan Mikhael was diving not far from the beach of the kibbutz, 20 miles south of Haifa, when he noticed an unusual pile of rocks with a beam of blackened wood protruding from it. This was, it turned out, what fellow-kibbutz-member Elisha Linder […]

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Bethsaida Rediscovered, Rami Arav, Richard A. Freund and John F. Shroder, Jr. BAR 26:01, Jan-Feb 2000.
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Bethsaida Rediscovered, Rami Arav, Richard A. Freund and John F. Shroder, Jr. BAR 26:01, Jan-Feb 2000.

Long-lost city found north of Galilee shore Bethsaida is the town that disappeared. Soon after playing a prominent role in the Gospels—Bethsaida is mentioned more often in the New Testament than any city except Jerusalem and Capernaum—this fishing village on the Sea of Galilee simply became lost to history. Early Christian pilgrims went in search […]

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Biran at Ninety, Hershel Shanks, BAR 25:05, Sep-Oct 1999.
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Biran at Ninety, Hershel Shanks, BAR 25:05, Sep-Oct 1999.

The excavator of Dan recalls growing up in pre-state Israel, great archaeologists he’s known and why he’s a Biblical archaeologist On October 23, 1999, Avraham Biran, director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, will celebrate his 90th birthday. He will also have completed his 34th season at […]

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The Many Masters of Dor, Part 1, Ephraim Stern, BAR 19:01, Jan-Feb 1993.
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The Many Masters of Dor, Part 1, Ephraim Stern, BAR 19:01, Jan-Feb 1993.

When Canaanites Became Phoenician Sailors History runs deep at Tel Dor—45 feet deep to be exact! Layer upon layer of ancient cities, each built on the ruins of its predecessor, have formed this immense mound on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, about 12 miles south of Haifa. As extraordinary as the mound’s size is the large number […]

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Tiberias: Preview of Coming Attractions, Yizhar Hirschfeld, BAR 17:02, Mar-Apr 1991.
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Tiberias: Preview of Coming Attractions, Yizhar Hirschfeld, BAR 17:02, Mar-Apr 1991.

Click here to view the original article. This is the story mostly of what will be rather than what has been. It is a report on what we hope to do more than what we have already done. It tells of the tantalizing clues that keep us awake nights wondering what we will find. It […]

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Daily Life Culture of the Rabbis (3rd – 7th century CE)
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Daily Life Culture of the Rabbis (3rd – 7th century CE)

From Text to Tradition The Daily Life of the Jew Sanctuaries in Time The Sanctified Table Marriage and the Family Ritual Purity and Impurity Life Cycle Historical surveys Isaiah M. Gafni. “The World of the Talmud- From the Mishnah to the Arab Conquest.” Part III. Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism- a Parallel History of their Origins […]