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The Bible, Archaeology, and the History of Early Israel

The problem of the relationship between the Bible and archaeology is an old one, and archaeological trends over the last several decades have shifted away from using the Bible. For those working in biblical or Near Eastern studies, however, the question […]

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FOA Podcast, “A Look Inside BASOR,” Featuring Professors Rollston and Cline

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR podcast, we go behind the scenes for an inside look at the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR). We’re talking with […]

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Location of Jebel Sinjar showing recent clashes and population displacements.

Political Landscapes along the Central Euphrates River, Then and Now

Headlines across media outlets of all types remind us of the troubling events in Syria and Iraq. Yet when reading the stories behind the headlines, it quickly becomes apparent that modern […]

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A Nabataean temple was discovered at the Dibon site in 1952. Here, workers remove part of a wall.

ASOR Archives: The Dibon Excavation Collection

Did you know that the ASOR Archives documents over a century of American archaeological research in the Near East? The archive holds about forty collections, including the papers of past ASOR presidents, photograph collections, personal papers, and excavation collections. One of these is the Dibon Excavation Collection, which contains documents and photographs from ASOR’s dig […]

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Introduction to Archaeology and the New Testament (Mandarin Language)

There are currently few resources available in the Mandarin language for the study of the archaeology of Israel/Palestine as it relates […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 9-20-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe? An archaeologists analysis on […]

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Current Issues in Israelite Religion

By: Richard S. Hess The archaeology of Israelite religions continues to evoke new evidence and approaches. Recent reassessments raise the question of monotheism in pre-exilic Israel. Put another way, did anyone believe in a single deity before the fall of Jerusalem in 587/6 BCE? The traditional critical view has been that Josiah instituted a (Deuteronomistic) […]

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