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City of David and Kidron Valley.Excavations and Politics: City of David/Silwan from the North.


Jerusalem’s “What Me Worry“ Archaeology
By Raphael Greenberg


A recent story on the latest excavations in ancient Jerusalem by Dafna Laskin in the Jerusalem Post, as well as an editorial in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper calling for the disengagement of archaeology from right-wing politics, ...
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Myth Growth Rates and the Gospels: A Close Look at A.N. Sherwin-White’s Two-Generation Rule
By Kris Komarnitsky


One major topic that impacts on the reliability of the Gospels is the rate at which myth or legend can grow over time and displace the historically accurate accounts of events.
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Current Articles


The Jesus Discovery? A Sceptic’s Perspective
By Mark Goodacre

The Talpiyot (Jerusalem) Tombs: Some Sober Methodological Reflections on the Epigraphic Materials
By Christopher A. Rollston

The Tombs at Talpiot: Overview of "The Jesus Discovery"
By James Tabor

Archaeology in Israel Update—March 2013
By Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg

Why is the Hypothesis that Jesus Was an Anti-Roman Rebel Alive and Well?
By Fernando Bermejo-Rubio

A Response to West
By J. Edward Wright

Beware the Angry Prophet: 2 Kings 2:23-25
By Jim West

Spirit Possession, Exorcism and the Historical Jesus
By Amanda Witmer

PHYSICS FOR PROPHETS
By William H. C. Propp

Why Talk About the Past?
By Thomas Thompson

Archaeology in Israel Update—February 2013
By Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg

Archaeological Park & Museum: Durch die Zeiten
By Dieter Vieweger

Silk in Ancient Israel
By William Mierse

Archaeology in Israel Update--December 2013
By Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg

On Temple Mount
By Alan Balfour

The Biographical Moses
By Finn Damgaard

Jewish Interpretation of the Bible: Ancient and Contemporary
By Karin Zetterholm

In My View - Opinion


Is Jesus' Nighttime Sanhedrin Trial an Aggrandizement of Friday Morning's "Consultation"?
By Michael J. Cook


Skepticism concerning Jesus' nighttime Sanhedrin trial prevails even in some of the most conservative quarters, as in Roman Catholicism's Criteria for the Evaluation of Dramatizations of the Passion: ...
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Featured News


Ancient quarry, key unearthed in Jerusalem
Times of Israel: May 8, 2013

While Jerusalem Day Is Celebrated Above Ground, Archaeological Discoveries Reveal City’s Layers
Algemeiner: May 8, 2013

Sharansky sees egalitarian section at Western Wall within two years
Haaretz: May 7 , 2013

Ancient Tchotchkes Deepen Our Understanding of Jewish Pilgrims
Forward: May 6, 2013

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Myth Growth Rates and the Gospels: A Close Look at A.N. Sherwin-White’s Two-Generation Rule
By Kris Komarnitsky

The Jesus Discovery? A Skeptic’s Perspective
By Mark Goodacre

The Talpiyot (Jerusalem) Tombs: Some Sober Methodological Reflections on the Epigraphic Materials
By Christopher A. Rollston

Forget about Noah’s Ark; There Was No Worldwide Flood
By Robert R. Cargill, Ph.D.

The Tombs at Talpiot: Overview of "The Jesus Discovery"
By James Tabor

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Final Reports onthe Yehoash Inscription and James Ossuary from the Israeli Antiquities Authority.

Essays on the James Ossuary and the Temple Tablet from Bible and Interpretation