The Face of Yahweh?

Archaeologists have uncovered male figurines from sites in ancient Judah. Could these represent the Israelite God, Yahweh?

Who Built Tel Rekhesh?

After the Assyrian conquest of the northern Kingdom of Israel and deportation of its people in 722 B.C.E., who lived in the land? A large building complex at Tel Rekhesh hints that the new inhabitants came from Mesopotamia.

Jesus the Magician? Why Jesus Holds a Wand in Early Christian Art

Jesus often holds a stick or staff in early Christian depictions of him performing miracles. If not a magician’s wand, what is it? Explore the tradition and meaning of the miracle-working tool.

Social Conflict in Ancient Galilee

Social theory helps biblical scholars bridge the worlds of archaeology and text. In a case study, see how it illuminates life and social conflict in ancient Galilee—the backdrop of the Gospels.

First Person: Unprovenanced Antiquities: Learning the Hard Way
The Museum of the Bible and those affiliated with the Green Collection were warned—repeatedly—about the problems surrounding the purchase and exhibition of unprovenanced, black-market antiquities. By Robert R. Cargill