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The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition – Toward a New and Improved Version

By: Ronald Hendel

Textual criticism — the comparison of ancient texts of the Hebrew Bible — has been revitalized by … Read more

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David’s Jerusalem

By: Daniel Pioske

In a letter sent to Charlemagne sometime just prior to 800 CE, Alcuin of York praised his … Read more

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“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

Near Eastern Archaeology, Volume 77, Issue 2 was a special issue focusing on Herod the Great. Herod has … Read more

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Roast and Toast of Retiring Albright Director, Sy Gitin [Video]

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “State of Biblical Archaeology,” Featuring Professor Richard Friedman

Welcome back to another Friend’s of ASOR podcast. In this episode ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe … Read more

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Samaritan family sharing Passover sacrifice, ca. 1900-1920, Matson Collection, Library of Congress.

Jesus’s Passover

By: Dr. James F. Strange, University of South Florida Professor 

Passover in Exodus 12-13 was a family ritual, but in … Read more

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Ossuary of the high priest Joseph Caiaphas, Israel Museum.

Passover as Jesus Knew it

By: Helen K Bond

Jerusalem in the 30s CE was in a frequent state of heightened political and religious tension, … Read more

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Did Jesus Celebrate Passover in Sepphoris?

By: Dr. Eric M. Meyers
Archaeologist and Duke University professor

Ehud Netzer, unpublished reconstruction of a first century synagogue. All images courtesy Eric Meyers.

Ehud Netzer, unpublished reconstruction of a first century synagogue. All

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The Last Passover of Jesus

By: James H. Charlesworth
George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language
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The Female Marshalltown

By: Dr. Nava Panitz-Cohen, Co-director at Tel Abel Beth Maacah
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Find the difference – dig directors Bob Mullins and Nava Panitz-Cohen

Find the difference – dig directors

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Despite the fact that Boer at the École Biblique was a student of Biblical Studies, he was expected to join de Vaux’s third expedition at Qumran from 20 to 27 March 1954, where he took this photograph.

The Leo Boer Archive and the Non-Professional Archaeological Photographs-project

By: Bart Wagemakers
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Introduction
As an employee of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leyden, … Read more

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Introduction to Archaeology and the New Testament (Mandarin Language)

By: Wenhua Shi, Independent Researcher
2012 – 2013 Noble Group Fellow
W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

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There … Read more

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Reconstructing Jerusalem: Persian Period Prophetic Perspectives

Kenneth A. Ristau, Pennsylvania State University
Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellow
W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

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OLD TESTAMENT JERUSALEM: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION?

The following ASOR blog post derives from Jane Cahill West, one of several Jerusalem archaeologists making presentations at the fifth
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The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely

Most Americans understand World War I in the Middle East through the epic 1962 film Lawrence Read more

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Remix: Hisham M’Farreh, Chef at the Albright Institute (1994-Present)

Recently, I was looking through some of this blog’s original posts to remove spam comments when I came across this … Read more

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A Seminar on The History and Material Culture of Ottoman Palestine at the Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem

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Fig 1: The seminar poster (graphics by Qais Tweissi)

By: Micaela Sinibaldi

On the 9th and 10th of February 2013 … Read more

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To Unify and Distinguish: The Making of “Crusader” Art

Mahoney_LisaBy: Lisa Mahoney, DePaul University, National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow

The crusades to the Holy Land defined all of … Read more

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Ossified Territory and Theaters of the Absurd: Personal Reflections on Taking Students beyond the River

By:  Elena D. Corbett, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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NEA issue (from 2006) that discusses Talpiot Tomb available for free for a limited time

ASOR is pleased to announce that it has made an issue of Near Eastern Archaeology (NEA 69:3/4 [2006]) available … Read more

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