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Ancient Churches Revealed

How old is Christianity? When did it stop being a Jewish sect and become its own religion? New archaeological discoveries of ancient churches in Israel and beyond are helping to answer these questions.

In Search of Christian Origins: A New DVD Study Course by James Charlesworth

Our new DVD study course, In Search of Christian Origins, taught by master Bible scholar James Charlesworth, presents a thorough overview of the history of Early Christianity from its beginnings as an obscure Jewish sect to its dramatic ascension as the religion of an empire.

Crusaders in the Holy Land

David Nicolle’s book Knights of Jerusalem: The Crusading Order of Hospitallers 1100-1565 presents an overview of one of the most famous knightly orders that fought in the Christian Crusades.

New Views on the Spread of Christianity

Register today for Bible and Archaeology Fest XIV, November 18-20, in San Francisco, California, and attend insightful lectures from the world’s top scholars on the latest evidence for the spread of Christianity and its evolving message across the Roman world.

Lost Christianities Revealed

The Nag Hammadi codices, which forever changed our understanding of Christianity’s early history and the lost beliefs of Gnostic Christianity, are among the finds featured in our FREE eBook Ten Top Biblical Archaeology Discoveries.

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Gobekli “Temple” May Have Also Been a House

According to University of Toronto archaeologist Ted Banning, the 10,000-year-old Gobekli “temple” may have been used primarily as a large communal house.

German Museum Puts Amarna Letters Online

Berlin’s Vorderasiatisches Museum, which houses more than 200 of the famed Amarna letters, has made high-resolution images of the ancient diplomatic correspondences available online.

Eilat Mazar at Odds with IAA, Elad

Hebrew University archaeologist Eilat Mazar claims ongoing excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David are being carried out “without any commitment to scientific archaeological work.”

Ancient Jewish Mikvah Found Outside Jerusalem

IAA archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Jewish ritual bath (mikvah) used during the Second Temple period at a site near Jerusalem.

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