New Discoveries: Archaeology and Manuscripts

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Byzantine Bethsaida and the House of St. Peter

January 26, 2023

In this presentation, Dr. R. Steven Notley and Dr. Mordechai Aviam will consider the most recent results from the 2022 season at Khirbet el-Araj and the relevant Byzantine pilgrimage itineraries. Together, they will demonstrate that there is little doubt the newly excavated basilica at Bethsaida/el-Araj should be identified with the basilica visited by centuries of Byzantine pilgrims to commemorate the house of St. Peter in Bethsaida.


Tel Shimron: New Research into a Biblical City

May 26, 2022

Join Dr. Daniel Master, professor of archaeology at Wheaton College, as he takes you through the remarkable process of extracting history from the abandoned ruin of Tel Shimron. The tell was one of the largest unexcavated mounds in the Holy Land before Museum of the Bible initiated archaeological excavations in 2016. From initial surveys and remote sensing to the first trowels in the ground and careful interpretation of the results, Dr. Master will discuss each part of the archaeological process and what has been uncovered.


Peoples of the Bible: The Philistines

January 7, 2021

The vivid stories of Delilah and Goliath have made the Philistines the most famous villains of the Hebrew Bible. But, for the last two hundred years, explorers, historians, archaeologists, and, now, even geneticists have been working to understand the ancient people behind these famous biblical tales. Join us for an exploration of Philistine origins.


Locating the Lost City of the Apostles

October 1, 2020

After years of digging, Professor R. Steven Notley believes he can prove the true location of biblical Bethsaida, also known as the "Lost City of the Apostles." Get the latest scoop on El-Araj from Professor Notley and learn why he thinks it is the best candidate for biblical Bethsaida during this special program held in person at Museum of the Bible and virtually through Zoom.


New Discoveries in the City of David

November 19, 2019

In 586 BC, the City of David fell to the Babylonians. Today, archaeological excavations continue to reveal evidence of this remarkable moment in history. Come hear about and see some of the extraordinary remains.

Abel Beth Maacah: Uncovering the Secrets of a Biblical City

Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m.

Learn more about an exciting archaeological discovery related to a biblical king found at the site of Abel Beth Maacah in Israel. Museum of the Bible is honored to host Azusa Pacific University professor and co-leader of the excavation, Dr. Robert Mullins, for a discussion of this and other fascinating finds.

Tel Shimron: A New Window into the Biblical World

February 2019

Guests learned about the latest archaeological discoveries unearthed at Tel Shimron, an exciting new excavation sponsored by Museum of the Bible. The co-directors presented unpublished research and unique discoveries made in their first season of excavation.


A Conversation with Carol and Eric Meyers: 50 years of Archaeological Investigation in Israel

July 2018

Carol and Eric Meyers, two pre-eminent archaeologists and Biblical scholars with over 50 years of experience and leadership in their profession, discussed their archaeological work in Israel.