Huge Kingdom of Judah Complex Discovered Near U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

By Steven Law, Patterns of Evidence— Near the new US embassy in Jerusalem, another impressive administrative building has recently been uncovered. This one is 2,700 years older, dating to the time of the last kings of Judah. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) made the discovery in the Arnona neighborhood, less than two miles…

Israeli dig finds 2,000-year-old underground complex near Western Wall

By Clyde Hughes, World News— Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old underground compound near Jerusalem’s Western Wall that hasn’t been seen in generations, officials said Tuesday. The Israeli Antiquities Authorities said the compound — which has an open courtyard, two rooms and several household objects — had been sealed during the Byzantine period some 1,400 years…

Southwestern Ends Largest Evangelical Archaeology Program

By Gordon Govier, Christianity Today— The nation’s leading evangelical archaeology program is closing, partly in response to COVID-19. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) will shut down its archaeology program in May, terminating five professors and discontinuing its degree program, which currently has more than 25 graduate students. The decision came as “part of campus-wide budgetary…