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Beth SheanRoman Road at Beth SheanBeth Shean is a dramatic archaeological site in Israel. It is one of the ten Roman decapolis cities, and only one of two decapolis cities located in Read more...

Roman AqueductThe Romans constructed numerous aqueducts to bring water from distant sources into their cities and towns, supplying public baths, latrines, fountainsRead more...

Roman AqueductThe Romans constructed numerous aqueducts to bring water from distant sources into their cities and towns, supplying public baths, latrines, fountainsRead more...

Tel Dan IsraelConsidered to be the high place of Jeroboam, which was possibly built to house the golden calf at Dan. Evidence of a four-horned altar and other religRead more...

JarJAR, burnished red-orange slip (Iron Age 2C, Jerusalem) "There was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of floRead more...

Oil LampsOIL LAMPS, Roman molded design (Early Roman Period, Jerusalem) "[Jesus] said to them, 'Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? InRead more...

JugletJUGLET (Early Roman Period, Jericho) "Pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord." (James 5:14) Juglets like this could bRead more...

New Covenant RelationshipCooking PotCOOKING POT (Roman Period, Bethany) "Six days before Passover...a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served." (John 12:1-2) Metal cookRead more...

Carinated BowlCARINATED BOWL (Late Bronze Age 1, Hebron area) "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divRead more...

JugletJUGLET, band-slip painted (Early Bronze Age 3, Jerusalem area) "[Abraham] said...Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feRead more...

JugletJUGLET (Early Bronze Age 1, Judaean Hill Country). "Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High....Read more...

Pilgrim FlaskPILGRIM FLASK (Early Roman Period, Jerusalem area). "He felt compassion, and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on theRead more...

Jar handles with seal impressionsJAR HANDLES FROM WINE AMPHORAE with seal impressions in Greek (Roman Period, various sites in Israel). "Every man serves the good wine first, andRead more...

"Frying Pan""FRYING PAN," ceramic (Early Roman Period, Bethany). "They saw a charcoal fire already laid, and fish placed on it" (John 21:9. ItRead more...

AmphoriskosAMPHORISKOS (Iron Age 2C, Hebron area) "In the hand of the Lord is a cup of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked oRead more...

BowlBOWL (Iron Age 2A-B, Jerusalem area) "'Bring me a new bowl,' [Elisha] said, 'and put salt in it.' So they brought it to him." (2 Kings 2:20)Read more...

BowlBOWL (Late Bronze Age 1, the Shephelah) "The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Read more...

Piriform JugletPIRIFORM JUGLET, grey burnished slip (Middle Bronze Age IIA, Hebron area). This juglet would have contained olive oil or some fluid substance. Such veRead more...

Stadium at Caesarea MaritimaThis is likely the "hearing hall" mentioned in Acts 25:11-12, 23. Paul was arrested in Jerusalem and accused of causing a riot. Such activitRead more...

"Frying Pan""FRYING PAN," ceramic (Early Roman Period, Bethany). "They saw a charcoal fire already laid, and fish placed on it" (John 21:9. ItRead more...

Ashqelon -the Mound of Ashqelon sign- Philistine cityCa. 1175 BCE, The Philistines, migrating from the Agean Basin, arrived at Ashqelon and captured it.Ashqelon was one of the five principal Philistine cRead more...

Red Poppies in IsraelPapaver umbonatum, also known as the "corn poppy," is native to Israel as well as to other Middle Eastern countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, sRead more...

Herod's GateHerod's Gate is a gate in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Its elevation is 755 meters above sea level. It adjoins the Muslim Quarter, and is aRead more...

Mudbrick Gate - Tel DanThis mudbrick gate was built about 1800 B.C and is located at Tel Dan. In 2006, student volunteers unearthed an even earlier attempt by builders to cRead more...

Tel Dan IsraelDan, is a city mentioned in the Bible, described as the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel, belonging to the Tribe of Dan. The city is identifRead more...

Synagogue at CapernaumSide view of the synagogue at Capernaum and ancient homes. Capernaum was a fishing village in the time of the Hasmoneans. Located on the northern shoRead more...

House of St. Peter- CapernaumCapernaum (/kəˈpɜrniəm/ kə-PUR-nee-əm; Hebrew: כְּפַר נַחוּם, Kfar Nahum, "Nahum's village") was a fishing village in the time of thRead more...

Ruins of Temple of Pan at CaseareaRemnants of the Temple of Pan (the Greek god of desolate places) in Caesarea Philippi. Caesarea Philippi (Ancient Greek Καισαρεία ΦιλίπRead more...

Caesarea MaritimaCaesarea Maritima is a national park on the Israeli coastline, near the town of Caesarea. The ancient Caesarea Maritima city and harbor was built by HRead more...

Theatre of Scythopolis at Beit She'anThe theater was built in the 1st C AD. The structure seen today is from the end of the 2nd C, which was used until the 8th C. The theater contained 7,Read more...

Entrance to Beit She'anView of Beit She'an from its entrance. An Iron Age I Canaanite city was constructed on the site of the Egyptian center shortly after its destruction.Read more...

Cistern at MasadaMajor finds include an elaborate water system and a huge cistern  carved out of the rock beneath the townRead more...

Topography of MasadaThe cliffs on the east edge of Masada are about 1,300 feet (400 m) high and the cliffs on the west are about 300 feet (91 m) high; the natural approacRead more...

Masada ancient fortressMasada (Modern Hebrew מצדה metzadá "fortress"[1]) is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rRead more...

Roman Camps at MasadaLooking towards the south-east is Nahal Masada, the lower cable station, and the three Roman camps (A-C). The beginning of the ancient snake trail is Read more...

Mosaics at Masadamosaic floor is seen in the corridor that leads to the bathroom at MasadaRead more...

Cisterns at MasadaThis photograph highlights the huge size of the cisterns Herod built to provide water during times of siege and to fill his luxurious swimming pools aRead more...

Masada cablewayThe Masada cableway is an aerial tramway at the ancient fortress of Masada, Israel. Its bottom station is 257 m below and its summit station is 33 metRead more...

Graves in Kidron ValleyThe tomb of Zechariah the Priest located in the Kidron Valley. It is also named the Tomb of Pharoah's Wife, which possibly refers to the Egyptian stylRead more...

Hezekiah's Broad WallThis wall was build by Hezekiah in preparation for Judah's rebellion against Assyria. It was discovered in the Old City in the Jewish Quarter around 1Read more...

Old City of JerusalemThe Old City (Hebrew: העיר העתיקה‎, Ha'Ir Ha'Atiqah, Arabic: البلدة القديمة‎, al-Balda al-Qadimah, Armenian: ԵրուսաղRead more...

Excavated Steps at the Pool of SiloamThe Pool of Siloam is located near the southern slope of the City of David and was fed by the waters of the Gihon Springs. It was the place where the Read more...

Hasmonean BuildingThe Hasmonean dynasty[2] (/ˌhæzməˈniːən/ (audio); Hebrew: חשמונאים‎, Roman. Ḥashmona'im) was the ruling dynasty of Judea and surrounRead more...

Herodian Street at base of the Temple MountAshler stones from the western wall of the Temple Mount were found. This a view of a Herodian street and shops at the foot of Robinson's Arch looking Read more...

The Ophel site in the City of DavidThe Ophel (Hebrew: עופל‎) or Ophlas,[1][2] meaning fortified hill or risen area, is the biblical name given to a certain part of a settlement orRead more...

Mount ZionMount Zion (Hebrew: הַר צִיוֹן, Har Tsiyyon; Arabic: جبل صهيون‎, Jabel Sahyoun) is a hill in Jerusalem just outside the walls of thRead more...

Solomon's QuarrySolomon's Quarry or Zedekiah's Grotto is a cave system located to the east of the Damascus Gate. It was believed to have been the quarry for the TemplRead more...

Eastern Wall on Temple MountA view from the eastern wall of the Temple Mount looking toward the Mount of Olives. This is the southern end of the eastern city wall. It is clear wRead more...

Model of Temple MountConrad Schick's model of the Temple Mount around the 1870's, featuring subterranean features such as the cistern system. It is located at the Schmidt'Read more...

Western Wall JerusalemPraying at the Western Wall during Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles). The Western Wall survived the destruction of the Second Temple (70 C.E.)and has Read more...

Mount of OlivesOnce covered with olive trees, the Mount of Olives borders Jerusalem to its east. Following the 1st Temple period, the Mount of Olives served as the mRead more...

Replica of the MenorahAnd you shall make a menorah of pure gold; it shall be made of beaten work: Its base, stem, and cups, spheres and flowers must all be hammered out of Read more...

Apostle PaulPhotographic Reproduction of the Apostle PaulThis is a photographic reproduction of an original work of art that can be found on the internet at http://en.wikipedia.org. The official position takRead more...

Budding fig tree"See the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see it and know by your own selves that the summer is already near. Even so yRead more...

Israel's hill countryIsrael's hill country is today largely occupied by the Palestinians. Its hills are steep with narrow valleys and rocky soil. Much of the history of anRead more...

Wadi QeltWadi Qelt (Arabic: وادي القلط‎; also: Wadi al-Qult, Wadi el-Qult, Wadi Kelt, Wadi Qilt or Wadi Qult) also Nahal Prat (Hebrew: נחל פרתRead more...

Yardenit-Baptism site on the Jordan RiverYardenit ("little Jordan") is a popular Baptism site. Here, the water flows into the Jordan river, eventually flowing into the Dead Sea located more tRead more...

View of the HerodionThe Herodian Dynasty was a Judean dynasty of Idumaean/Edomite descent. The Herodian dynasty began with Herod the Great, who assumed the throne of JudeRead more...

Wadi Arnon in the Land of the MoabitesThe Amonites and the Moabites lived to the east of the Jordan River where the deep gorge of the Wadi Arnon normally divided the two tribes. In Jordan Read more...

Map of The King's HighwayThere were two civlizations in the ancient world that continually vied for power, Egypt in the south and the area of Mesopotamia (meaning the land betRead more...

Map of Israel's hill countryIsrael is divided geographically into three vertical strips or zones. 1. A coastal plain is in the west adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea. 2. The hillRead more...

Map of the Land of the Amonites and MoabitesWhen you cross the Jordan River from Israel at the city of Jericho, you enter in land of the ancient Moabites and Ammonites. Scripture tells us that tRead more...

Map of the Plains of MoabBefore the children of Israel entered the Promised Land, they camped in the Plains of Moab across the Jordan River from Jericho. We read that "the peoRead more...

Coptic priestsCoptic Christians reside largely in Egypt where they comprise the largest religious minority. Tradition claims that Egypt was first Christianized duriRead more...

King David StreetKing David Street is a narrow pedestrian walkway in the Old City of Jerusalem that slowly descends on ancient limestone pavers to evoke the winding alRead more...

The Western Wall or KotelThe Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew: הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי (help·info), translit.: HaKotel HaMa'aravi; Ashkenazic proRead more...

The Temple MountViewed from the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, this panoramic view begins at the southern end of the Temple Mount where the Al Aqsa mosque is located. TRead more...

Jewish Quarter plazaThe Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's old city was completed destroyed by the Arabs in 1949. After Israeli trrops reentered Jerusalem in 1967, the rubble Read more...

Orthodox Jews outside Jaffa GateFour young Orthodox Jews leave the Old City of Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate. The largest Orthodox community in Jerusalem is outside the city wallsRead more...

Donkey pack animalJesus was a carpenter, better translated "builder." The typical building material for construction today in Jerusalem, as it was in the first century Read more...

Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount<p>The&nbsp;Dome of the Rock&nbsp;is an Islamic holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is situated on the Temple Mount, probably on Read more...

Papyrus DocumentPAPYRUS, written in Greek (Early Roman Period, the Negev) "I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink." (2 John 12)Read more...

Nails for crucifixion 2NAILS FOR CRUCIFIXION, iron (Early Roman Period, Judaea) "They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull)...Read more...

Herodian Oil LampsOIL LAMPS, Herodian style (Early Roman Period, Jerusalem) "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people lRead more...

Herodian JarOLIVE OIL JAR, Herodian style (Early Roman Period, Jerusalem) "Virgins...took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were Read more...

CupCUP (Roman Period, Jerusalem area) "Jesus said to them, 'Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?' 'We can,' they answered." (Matthew 20:2Read more...

Fineware BowlBOWL,fineware, burnished cream-yellow slip (Middle Bronze Age 2B-C, Central Highlands) "Put some of the best products of the land in your bags anRead more...

Bowl, grooved neck decorationBOWL, grooved neck decoration (Middle Bronze Age 2B-C, Hebron area) "[Job's] sons used to take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they woulRead more...

Eshunna Law CodeESHNUNNA LAW CODE,Akkadian written in cuneiform on clay tablet (Middle Bronze Age, Tel Abu Harmal, Iraq) "...Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirRead more...

Small JarSMALL JAR, band-slip painting (Early Bronze Age 1, Central Judaean Hill Country) This type of small jar had many uses, but was probably most common asRead more...

Small cup with ledge handlesSMALL CUP, ledge handles (Early Bronze Age 1, Jerusalem area) "Pharaoh's cup was in my hand..." (Genesis 40:11) Early Bronze Age vessels oftRead more...

Spouted BowlSPOUTED BOWL, burnished red-orange slip (Early Bronze Age 1, Lower Jordan Valley) "[Abraham said,] 'Let me get you something to eat, so you can bRead more...

Jar, red slipJAR, red slip (Early Bronze I, the Negev). "...Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. 'Quick,' he said, 'get three seahs of fine flour and kneadRead more...

Juglet with high-loop handleJUGLET WITH HIGH-LOOP HANDLE (Early Bronze Age 1, Lower Jordan Valley). "...Job's sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldesRead more...

Spouted Juglet with high-loop handleSPOUTED JUGLET, high-loop handle (Early Bronze Age 1, Lower Jordan Valley). "...Job's sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oRead more...

Juglet with basket handleJUGLET, basket handle with reddish-brown slip (Calcolithic Period, Lower Jordan Valley). Miniature vessels are relatively common at most sites in the Read more...

Spouted cup with lug handlesSPOUTED CUP, lug handles (Calcolithic Period, the Negev). "So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.&qRead more...

FirepotFIREPOT WITH LUG HANDLES (Middle Bronze Age I, Hebron area). "Abraham believed Yahweh, and he credited it to him as righteousness....So Yahweh saRead more...

Piriform Juglet 2PIRIFORM JUGLET, grey burnished slip (Middle Bronze Age IIA, Hebron area). This juglet would have contained olive oil or some fluid substance. Such veRead more...

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Canaanite Fertility Figure<p>CANAANITE FERTILITY FIGURE made of terra cotta (Neolithic Period, Upper Jordan Valley). </p> <p>"Rachel had taken the househRead more...

Nabonidus CylinderNABONIDUS CYLINDER, Babylonian cuneiform on baked clay (Iron Age 3,Persian Period, Ur). "Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel witRead more...

Cyrus CylinderCYRUS CYLINDER, Babylonian cuneiform (Iron Age III, Persian Period, Babylon). "A scroll was found and there was written in it as follows: 'MemoraRead more...

Nails for crucifixionNAILS FOR CRUCIFIXION, iron, reproductions (Early Roman Period, Palestine). "They brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place oRead more...

Juglet with strainerJUGLET WITH STRAINER OPENING (Early Roman Period, Galilee). "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel" (Matthew 23:24). IRead more...

Prism of SennacheribPRISM OF SENNACHERIB, Assyrian cuneiform on clay prism (Iron Age IIC, Nineveh). This six-sided prism contains an account of the first eight military cRead more...

Asherah figurineASHERAH FIGURINE, clay (Iron Age IIA-B, Jerusalem). "The Lord will scatter them beyond the River, because they have made their Asherim, provokingRead more...

Juglet with buff slipJUGLET, vertically burnished buff slip (Iron Age IIA-B, Hebron). Cite 2 Samuel 2:4. Then cite Psalm 23:5. You anoint my head with oilRead more...

Bowl with burnished black slipBOWL, triple-loop base, burnished black slip (Iron Age IIA-B, Hebron area). Elisha said, "bring me a new jar, and put salt in it"( 2 Kings 2Read more...

Juglets with burnished black slipJUGLET, burnished black slip (Iron Age IIA-B, Golan). "Hananiah, one of the perfumers...." (Neh 3:8). Thousands of small juglets like these Read more...

Gezer CalendarGEZER CALENDAR, reproduction, paleo-Hebrew script on limestone (Iron Age II, Gezer). Discovered at Gezer in 1908, this little inscription is a school Read more...

Mini-amphoriskosMINI-AMPHORISKOS (Iron Age I, Hebron). Small bottles like this held expensive perfumes or scented oils.Read more...

Philistine pottery sherdsPHILISTINE POTTERY SHERDS (Iron Age, Ekron, Gath, Ashdod, Ashkelon). We read about the lords from the five Philistine cities: "the Gazite, the AsRead more...

Juglet with red slipJUGLET, red slip (Iron Age 2C, Jerusalem) "And the people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and and anointed him and made him king in placeRead more...

Imported Greek BowlBOWL, imported Greek or Lydian (Iron Age 2C, the Shephelah) "I will set a sign among them...and I will sned some...to the nations - to Tarshish..Read more...

Pyxis 2PYXIS, crude local version of a Mycenaean form (Iron Age 2A-B, the Shephelah) "Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness oRead more...

Bowl with rim appliqueBOWL, orange slip, rim applique (Iron Age 2C, Jerusalem area) "So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life ate regulaRead more...

Scale of weights and measuresSCALE OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (Replica) "Use honest scales and honest weights..." (Leviticus 19:36) "You must have accurate and honest Read more...

Shekel WeightsSHEKEL WEIGHTS, denominated (Iron Age 2, various loctions in Israel) "Use honest scales and honest weights..." (Leviticus 19:36) "You mRead more...

DecanterDECANTER (Iron Age 2C, the Shephelah) "They will not pour out wine offerings to the Lord, nor will their sacrifices please him." (Hosea 9:4)Read more...

Jar handles with seal impressionsJAR HANDLES FROM WINE AMPHORAE with seal impressions in Greek (Roman Period, various sites in Israel). "Every man serves the good wine first, andRead more...

Cypro-Phoenician JugletJUGLET, Cypro-Phoenician, bichrome decoration (Iron Age 2B-C, Sharon Plain) "An officer of the king of Israel answered, 'Elisha son of Shaphat isRead more...

Clay FigurinesCLAY FIGURINES (Iron Age 1 &amp; 2, various locations in Israel) "Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some idols and inRead more...

Single wick oil lampOIL LAMP, single wick (Iron Age 1, Jerusalem area) "One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in hRead more...

Spouted JugletSPOUTED JUGLET, cream slip (Iron Age 1, Samaria) "Then [Solomon] gave his ruling: 'Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she Read more...

Carinated Bowl with trumpet baseCARINATED BOWL, burnished tan slip, trumpet base (Late Bronze Age 1, Jerusalem area) "In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived atRead more...

Jar with Ledge HandlesJAR WITH LEDGE HANDLES and rim-strap handle (Middle Bronze Age I, Hebron area). The rarity of this piece suggests it was most likely produced for rituRead more...

Jar with cream slipJAR WITH CREAM SLIP (Middle Bronze Age IIB-C, the shephelah). We hear about the sons of Jacob who might have been using a bowl such as this onw. "Read more...

Cosmetic PalettesCOSMETIC PALETTES, stone (Late Bronze Age II, Philistine coastal plain). "You bathed, painted your eyes, and decorated yourselves with ornaments;Read more...

JewelryJEWELRY, bronze and gold (Late Bronze Age II, Jerusalem area). When Aaron justifies the golden calf to Moses he explains, "I said to them, 'WhoevRead more...

Statue of a Seated ManSTATUE OF A SEATED MAN, basalt (Late Bronze Age II, Hazor). Some scholars believe this to be a statue of King Jabin of Hazor. The Old Testament mentioRead more...

School Exercise TabletSCHOOL EXERCISE TABLET, clay (Late Bronze Age II, Ras Shamra). Over 3,300 years ago, a young student practiced the Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet used toRead more...

Stirrup JugletSTIRRUP JUGLET, Mycenaean influence with band painting (Late Bronze Age IIB, coastal plain). This small painted vessel is of a type used for libation Read more...

PyxisPYXIS with Mycenaean influence and bichrome painting (Late Bronze Age IIB, central highlands). A pyxis is a specialized bottle that most likely held pRead more...

Milk BowlMILK BOWL (Late Bronze Age). Milk bowls like this one were common during the Late Bronze Age, and certainly would have been used in context like the sRead more...

BowlBOWL (Iron Age 2A-B, Jerusalem area) "'Bring me a new bowl,' [Elisha] said, 'and put salt in it.' So they brought it to him." (2 Kings 2:20)Read more...

Hatiah StelaHATIAY STELA, limestone (Late Bronze Age, 18th dynasty, Egypt). During the reigns of Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV (Akhneton), Egypt began to lose coRead more...

Epic of Gilgamesh TabletEPIC OF GILGAMESH TABLET, clay (Late Bronze Age II, Megiddo). This is tablet 11 in a 12-tablet series containing the epic of Gilgamesh. This version oRead more...

Oil JugletsTWO OIL JUGLETS with traces of brown slip (Late Bronze Age, the shephelah). We read about "oil for lighting and spices for the anointing oil and Read more...

Dagger blade with hilt knob<p>DAGGER BLADE (bronze) with hilt knob (limestone) (Late Bronze Age, Hebron area). </p> <p>"And Ehud made himself a sword whicRead more...

Seal of Tuthmose IV<p>SEAL OF TUTHMOSIS IV, ivory with bronze bow (Late Bronze Age I, the shephelah). </p> <p>Usually made from stone or ivory, ancientRead more...

BilbilBILBIL, Cypriot import, grey-brown slip (Late Bronze Age I, coastal plain). The Late Bronze Age brought the sea peoples in waves to the coast of CanaaRead more...

Oil Lamp with Single WickOIL LAMP, single wick (Late Bronze Age I, Aijalon Valley). This type of pinched-bowl, single-wick lamp was the standard during the time of Moses and JRead more...

Carinated BowlsTWO CARINATED BOWLS, burnished tan slip, trumpet base (Late Bronze Age I, Jerusalem area). Funerary ancient goods are found in almost every ancient buRead more...

Pilgrim FlaskPILGRIM FLASK (Early Roman Period, Jerusalem area). "He felt compassion, and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on theRead more...

Hittite CupHITTITE CUP with trefoil rim (Late Bronze Age I, northern Galilee). Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, tRead more...

Jug with Mycenaean InfluenceJUG WITH MYCENAEAN INFLUENCE, burnished orange-brown slip, red and black band painting (Late Bronze Age I, the Shefelah). when the children of Israel Read more...

Cuneiform TabletsCUNEIFORM TABLETS, written in Akkadian on clay (Middle Bronze Age, Iraq). "So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and thRead more...

Scribe Lesson on a Cuneiform TabletSTUDENT'S CUNEIFORM TABLET, written in Sumerian on clay (Middle Bronze Age, Iraq). On this practice tablet, the scribe has written on this side with pRead more...

Student Cuneiform TabletSTUDENT CUNEIFORM TABLET, written in Sumerian on A clay (Middle Bronze Age, Iraq). This clay tablet reveals the hand of a student. Scribes in the anciRead more...

Spear Point 2SPEAR POINT, Bronze (Middle Bronze Age, Jerusalem). we read about such a spear in Numbers 25:7-8. Phinehas the son of Eleazar "arose from the midRead more...

Mesopotamian flood tabletMESOPOTAMIAN FLOOD TABLET, Akkadian (Middle Bronze Age, Nippur). This a reproduction of the original, which was found in the ruins of ancient Nippur. Read more...

Ten shekel weightTEN-SHEKEL WEIGHT, BRONZE (Middle Bronze Age, Central highlands). A measure of silver equal in weight to two of these basalt disks was the price of JoRead more...

Oil LampsOIL LAMPS, Roman molded design (Early Roman Period, Jerusalem) "[Jesus] said to them, 'Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? InRead more...

Tea PotTEA POT (Middle Bronze Age I, also called the Intermediate Bronze Age, dating from 2250-1950 BCE, Jerusalem). This terra cotta pitcher is commonly calRead more...

Duck billed axe headDUCK BILLED AXE HEAD OF BRONZE (Middle Bronze Age, Jerusalem). A duck billed axe head is a typical Middle Bronze Age ceremonial battle symbol (like thRead more...

Fish-shaped zoomorphic figureFISH-SHAPED ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL (Middle Bronze Age, Egypt). This is a reproduction. The original is part of the Petrie collection and was found at Tel eRead more...

Hippopotamus zoomorphic figureHIPPOPOTAMUS ZOOMORPHIC FIGURE (Middle Bronze Age, Egypt, 12th dynasty). The original of this hippo figure is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtRead more...

Juglet with monochrome brown-line paintingJUGLET with a cream slip and monochrome brown-line painting (Middle Bronze Age II, Hebron). "Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God hRead more...

Carinated BowlCARINATED BOWL (Late Bronze Age 1, Hebron area) "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divRead more...

Juglet with button handleJUGLET WITH BUTTON HANDLE (Middle Bronze Age II, Jerusalem). This type of juglet was typically iused for scented oils, perfumes and similar fluids. itRead more...

Piriform JugletPIRIFORM JUGLET, grey burnished slip (Middle Bronze Age IIA, Hebron area). This juglet would have contained olive oil or some fluid substance. Such veRead more...

Ark cylinder seal impressionARK CYLINDER SEAL IMPRESSION (Early Bronze Age, Mesopotamia) "And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape thRead more...

Eden Cylinder Seal ImpressionEDEN CYLINDER SEAL IMPRESSION (Early Bronze Age, Mesopotamia) "In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge ofRead more...

Cuneiform Tablet 2CUNEIFORM TABLET (Early Bronze Age, Ebla in Syria). Cuneiform is a form of wedge-shaped writing on clay tablets. According to this Eblaite cuneiform tRead more...

Qhirbet KarakwareQHIRBET KARAKWARE (Early Bronze Age III, Lower Galilee). The burnished black outside and red inside finish is extremely rare and intact vessels are diRead more...

Khirbet KarakwareQHIRBET KARAKWARE (Early Bronze Age III, Lower Galilee). In all periods fine ceramic wares were used primarily by the upper classes because they were Read more...

JugletJUGLET (Early Roman Period, Jericho) "Pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord." (James 5:14) Juglets like this could bRead more...

Jar with red slipJAR WITH RED SLIP (Early Bronze Age I, Negev). In dry volume a qab equals about one liter (a liter is a little more than one quart). It took about sixRead more...

Pottery DecorationPOTTERY DECORATION (Early Bronze Age, various locations). This grouping represents several different decoration techniques: slipping, burnishing, bandRead more...

Jar RimJAR RIM (Early Bronze Age, Negev). Ancient potters often inscribed their vessels with various marks. Some marks may have identified the work of the inRead more...

Small BowlSMALL BOWL, painted design (Early Bronze Age III, Hebron). Olive oil, salt and dried spices were set on the dinner table in small bowls. Bits of breadRead more...

Signet RingSIGNET RING, bronze, geometric design (Middle Bronze Age, the Negev) "Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's fiRead more...

Juglet with triple-rope handleJUGLET WITH TRIPLE-ROPE HANDLE (Neolithic Period, the Negev). Juglets of this type were probably containers for olive oil, perfumes and other fluitds.Read more...

Spear PointSPEAR POINT, Copper (Early Bronze Age, Judaean hill country). The knowledge and skill to forge tools and weapons from various materials is nearly as oRead more...

Mace HeadMACE HEAD made of limestone (Early Bronze Age I, lower Jordan Valley). Mace heads were mounted on a wooden shaft usually about 2 feet in length. MacesRead more...

Jar Ledge HandlesJAR LEDGE HANDLES with orange slip (Early Bronze Age IV, Intermediate Period, Jerusalem area). This low-fired household jar is highly porous and allowRead more...

Ledge HandlesLEDGE HANDLES horizontally applied to vessels (Early Bronze Age, various locations. Ledge handles come in a variety of sizes and styles. Some are largRead more...

Copper Mace HeadsCOPPER MACE HEADS (Calcolithic Period, Nahal Mishmar). A treasure consisting of hundreds of finely crafted ceremonial items was found in a cave in theRead more...

Dome of the Rock<strong>Looking</strong> down on the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, the Temple Mount rises above the old city wall. The cRead more...

SamariaSamaria is an ancient city that became the capital of the Kingdom of Israel after the united kingdom of David and Solomon split into Israel in the norRead more...

Negev DesertThe Negev is the desert region of southern Israel. The origin of the word is from the Hebrew root denoting 'dry'. In the Bible the word Negev is also Read more...

Beit She'anBeit She'an was one of the ten Roman decapolis cities. Located strategically at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley, it conRead more...

Gezer standing stonesTen monolothic stones stand silently today at the ancient site of Gezer. Some are over 20 feet tall. Called masseboth in Hebrew, they are difficult toRead more...

Bedouin tent and wellThis is a reconstructive exhibit for educational purposes. Located at Ein Kerem in Israel, it demonstrates a bedouin tent sited next to a well. This cRead more...

Bedouin CampThis bedouin camp is located at the base of the Beit Shemesh tel site. Looking down on the camp one can observe the transition from a nomadic life in Read more...

Olive treeOlive trees were in ancient times, and still are today, an important agricultural feature of Israel. Before David and Solomon defeated enemy tribes thRead more...

Olive press screw typeOlive oil was extracted by crushing the olives. The most common olive press from the time of Jesus used a stone wheel to turn and crush the olives in Read more...

Olive press and wheelOlive oil was extracted by crushing the olives. This olive press from the time of Jesus used a stone wheel to turn and crush the olives in a large stoRead more...

Theater at Caesarea MaritimaThe Romans adopted the Greek theatrical tradition and constructed theaters in every major Roman city. The theater in Caesarea Maritima is constructed Read more...

Stadium at Caesarea MaritimaThis is likely the "hearing hall" mentioned in Acts 25:11-12, 23. Paul was arrested in Jerusalem and accused of causing a riot. Such activitRead more...

Palace remains at Caesarea MaritimaCaesarea Maritima was a port city built by Herod the Great about 25-13 BCE. Herod constructed in Caesarea one of his many palaces. This one was sited Read more...

Roman AqueductThe Romans constructed numerous aqueducts to bring water from distant sources into their cities and towns, supplying public baths, latrines, fountainsRead more...

Philistine bichrome horseTerra cotta bichrome zoomorphic vessel from the coastal plain inhabited by the Philistines. Possibly a votive object.Read more...

Terra cotta bowlMiddle Bronze Age terra cotta bowl. 2000-1550 BCE. This would be the time period of the biblical patriarchs, their sojourn into Canaan and the diasporRead more...

Cuneiform tabletA cuneiform teaching tablet from Mesopotamia. There is a scribal lesson one one. On the reverse is the student's reply and a copy of the scribe's lessRead more...

JarJAR, burnished red-orange slip (Iron Age 2C, Jerusalem) "There was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of floRead more...

Roman CoinsHasmonean coins in use at the time of Jesus. It would take well over 200 of these coins to equal one dinari, which would be a days wage. Commonly callRead more...

Roman Silver CoinCalled a Roman dinari, this silver coin was in use at the time of Jesus and possibly the type of coin that was given to Jesus when he was being testedRead more...

Selection of terra cotta lampsjFive lamps which correspond to archaeological periods in the biblical narrative. The four-spouted quad lamp dates to the late part of the Early BronzRead more...

Roman lampPoman period terra cotta lamp with an image of a rabbit. These lamps were in common use during the time of Jesus and throughout the Roman period. OlivRead more...

Herodian Period LampIn the time of Herod the Great this lamp would be in common use in the homes of observant Jewish people because of the second commandment that they shRead more...

Iron Age LampLamps changed from four spouts to a single spout during the Middle Bronze Age Period. This terra cotta lamp with a single spout probably dates to the Read more...

Jezreel ValleyThe Jezreel Valley (Hebrew: עמק יזרעאל‎, translit. Emek Yizra'el),  is a large fertile plain and inland valley south of the Lower Galilee Read more...

Cliffs of Mt. ArbelMount Arbel (Hebrew: הר ארבל‎, Har Arbel) is a mountain in The Lower Galilee near Tiberias in Israel, with high cliffs, views of Mount Hermon Read more...

Waterfalls at Caesarea PhilippiSituated 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and at the base of Mt. Hermon, Caesarea Philippi is the location of one of the largest springs feeding tRead more...

Greek God Pan's GrottoView of Pan's grotto (the Greek god of desolate places)in Caesarea Philippi. Panias is a spring, also known as Banias, named for Pan, the Greek god oRead more...

Bathhouse at Beit She'anBeit Shean (Beth She'an) was a major Biblical city, located in the center of crossroads between the Jordan valley and the Jezreel (Yizreel) valley. ItRead more...

Pool at Beit She'anThe outside pool is seen below. The floors are paved with marble slabs and mosaics. The city in the North District of Israel which has played an impRead more...

Model of Beit She'anModel of what Beit She'an may have looked like during the Roman period. The Hellenistic period saw the reoccupation of the site of Beit She'an under Read more...

Mosaics in the Ancient Synagogue at Beit AlphaThis mosaic is located at the ancient synagogue of Beit Alpha, which is located in the Beit She'an Valley. One picture represents the binding of IsaacRead more...

Jerusalem University College Cable CarA cable with a cable car attached was connected to what is now Jerusalem University College. It was designed to take out the wounded and bring in suppRead more...

The Kings Garden JerusalemOriginal place of the Pool of Siloam during the time of Solomon. It is located at the southern end of Hezekiah's tunnel. It was also the place where YRead more...

City of David Judean King TombsThis is located at the City of David. The elaborate rock-cut tombs of the Israelite period, dating from the 9th to the 7th centuries BCE are found onRead more...

Silwan village outskirts of Old City of JerusalemSilwan (Arabic: سلوان‎, Hebrew: כְּפַר הַשִּׁילוֹחַ‎ Kefar ha-Shiloaḥ) is a predominantly Arab neighborhood on the outskiRead more...

Fresco's at MasadaMasada, the dramatic mountaintop site of the last stand between the Roman army and Jewish rebels in the first century C.E., is one of the most visitedRead more...

Herod's Palace at MasadaModel of Herod's Palace at the northern end of Masada. Herod lived in it , but not permanently, as he owned other palace-fortresses, notably at JerusRead more...

Catapult stones at MasadaCatapult stones used as catapult ammunition Masada Fortress, Israel (Hebrew for fortress), is situated atop an isolated rock cliff at the western end Read more...

Ruins of MasadaMasada RuinsRead more...

Views of a Roman Ramp from MasadaDuring the siege the Romans constructed a ramp on the west side, which was used to overcome the height differences, raise a tower with a battering ramRead more...

View ontop of MasadaLooking towards the Dead Sea from Masada. Masada is located on a diamond-shaped flat plateau (600M x 200M, 80 Dunam or 8 Hectares). The hill is surroRead more...

MasadaOn top of Masada.Read more...

Ancient Walkway in HebronThis is a picture of an ancient walkway in Hebron, West Bank, located in the Southeastern hills of Jerusalem. Hebron is a busy hub of West Bank tradeRead more...

Southeast corner of the Temple Mount WallsLooking the Southeast corner of the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount, known in Hebrew as Har haBáyit (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת) or as Har haMorRead more...

Walls of Temple MountWalls of the Temple Mount built of large Ashler stones. The Temple Mount, known in Hebrew as Har haBáyit (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת) or as HarRead more...

Cave of Machpelah in HebronThe Cave of the Patriarchs or the Cave of Machpelah (Hebrew: מערת המכפלה, Me'arat ha-Machpela (help·info), trans. "cave of the double tombRead more...

Replica of the Bronze serpentThe bronze serpent (RSV), also known as the bronze snake (NIV) and the serpent of brass (KJV) was made by Moses, at God's command, during the WilderneRead more...

Steps leading to the HerodionA steep ascent formed of two hundred steps of hewn stone. . this site is located 15 KM south of Jerusalem and 5 KM south-east of Bethlehem, near anciRead more...

Map of two ancient trade routesTwo great power-centers existed in the ancient world, Egypt in the south and the area of Mesopotamia (meaning land between the rivers) in the north. BRead more...

Rooftop life in the Old City of JerusalemThe densely populated Old City of Jerusalem is packed with living quarters where roofs are joined to create a vibrant rooftop community. Children playRead more...

Overlooking the Old City of JerusalemStanding on the roof of the Lutheran Guesthouse in Jerusalem one looks north over the Old City over the rising tower of the Lutheran Church. As one tuRead more...

Jaffa Gate PlazaAfter entering the Old City of Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate, a large plaza opens before you. Walking through the plaza to its other end one discovRead more...

Selling bread outside the Jaffa Gate in JerusalemInside Jaffa Gate a vendor is selling bread. Adjacent to the Jaffa Gate and inside the city walls is a residential neighborhood largely populated by ARead more...

Jaffa Gate Old City WallsThe walls of Jerusalem's Old City were largely destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. When the Muslims took over Jerusalem in the 7th century (637 AD), theRead more...

Damascus Gate Arab conversationInside the Damascus Gate two Arab gentlemen stop to talk. This section of the Old City is an active Arab marketplace. Those who live in East JerusalemRead more...

Damascus Gate VendorEntering the Old City of Jerusalem through the Damascus Gate, a vendor brings his goods to merchants who conduct a lively business in the marketplace Read more...

Ethiopian Orthodox PriestsThere can be few monasteries as strange as Deir es-Sultan, home of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is not easy to find.Read more...

Grinding StoneGRINDER &amp; GRINDSTONE (Early Bronze Age 2, the Golan) "The people went around gathering [manna], and then ground it in a handmill or crushRead more...

Cooking PanCOOKING PAN, ceramic (Early Roman Period, Bethany) "They saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread." (John 21:9) CerRead more...

PitcherPITCHER, vertically burnished red-orange slip (Iron Age 2C, Jerusalem area) "Put on the cooking pot; put iton and pour water into it." (EzekRead more...

Bowl, bichrome paintingBOWL, bichrome painting (Middle Bronze Age 2C, Hebron area) "...spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense." (Exodus 25:6) SmRead more...

Fertility FigurineFERTILITY FIGURINE, fired clay (Middle Bronze Age, Syria) "When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father's housefold gods."Read more...

Amphoriskos 2AMPHORISKOS, band-slip net painting (Early Bronze Age 1, Lower Jordan Valley). "...and he was gathered to his people." (Genesis 25:8) In theRead more...

Drinking CupDRINKING CUP (Neolithic Period, the Negev). "Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard...[and] he drank some of its wine...." (Read more...

Small BottleSMALL BOTTLE, pottery (Early Roman Period, Bethlehem). "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, anRead more...

Ostracon 2OSTRACON, Byzantine Greek in ink on pottery sherd (Byzantine Period, Jerusalem area). "He asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, 'His name is JRead more...

Glass BottleGLASS BOTTLE (Early Roman Period, various locations in Israel). "Mary took a pound of very costly perfune of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Read more...

Herodian Olive Oil JarOLIVE OIL JAR, Herodian style (Early Roman Period, Jerusalem). "The kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps, anRead more...

Cooking PotCOOKING POT (Roman Period, Bethany) "Six days before Passover...a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served." (John 12:1-2) Metal cookRead more...

Sling StonesSLING STONES, flint (Iron Age IIA, Gath). "David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed Read more...

Clay figurineCLAY FIGURINE (Iron Age I and II, various locations in Israel). "The man Micah had a shrine and he made an ephod and household idols and consecrtRead more...

Philistine jug fragmentPHILISTINE JUG FRAGMENT, Cypro-Phoenician/Philistine, bichrome decoration (Iron Age IIA, Ekron). These fineware drinking vessels, sometimes called &amRead more...

AshdodaASHDODA, reproduction from the Israel museum, Philistine bichrome ware (Iron Age I, Ashdod). We read about pagan gods of the nations surrounding IsraeRead more...

Reproduction of horse figurineREPRODUCTION OF HORSE FIGURINE, clay (Iron Age I, Ashdod). "Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemeRead more...

Jar with burnished red-orange slipJAR with burnished red-orange slip (Iron Age IIC, Jerusalem). We read in 1 Kings 17:15-16, they "ate for many days. The bowl of flour was not exhRead more...

Jar with rope decorationJAR with rope decoration on the neck (Early Bronze Age IV, Hebron area). Small globular vessels like this one were primarily used to store small quantRead more...

L'Melech jar handleJAR HANDLE, inscribed with l'melech (Iron Age 2, Jerusalem) "The king [Josiah] gave this order to all the people: 'Celebrate the Passover to the Read more...

Frieze from SusaFRIEZE FROM SUSA, replica (Iron Age 2, Susa) "Many maidens [were] brought together to the stronghold of Susa under the care of Hegai. Esther alsoRead more...

CupsCUPS (Iron Age 2-3, Samaria) "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.&Read more...

OstracaOSTRACA (Iron Age 3, Jerusalem area) "In the days of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his associates wrote Read more...

Babylonian ChronicleBABYLONIAN CHRONICLE #5, Babylonian cuneiform on clay (Iron Age 2C, Babylon) "At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon advanceRead more...

Enuma ElishENUMA ELISH, document 3, Assyrian cuneiform on clay (Iron Age 2C, Nineveh) "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (GenesiRead more...

Hittite StelaHITTITE STELA, basalt (Iron Age 2C, Babylon) "Elijah went before the people and said, 'How long will you waver between two opinions? If Yahweh isRead more...

High-footed bowlBOWL, high-footed (Iron Age 2C, Jerusalem) "He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love." (Song of Songs 2:4) SpeciaRead more...

Cylinder SealCYLINDER SEAL, ivory (Late Bronze Age, Northern Galilee) "So I [the Lord] have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to briRead more...

Cypriot style jugletJUGLET, Cypriot style, brown line decoration (Late Bronze Age 1, Jezreel Valley) "He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointeRead more...

FlaskFLASK, Cypriot import (Late Bronze Age IIA, the shephelah). "You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'This shall be a holy anointing oil tRead more...

Carinated ChaliceCHALICE, carinated, fine ware (Middle Bronze Age IIB-C, Jerusalem area). We hear Joseph speak in Genesis 40:11. "Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; soRead more...

Student Practice on a Cuneiform TabletSTUDENT'S CUNEIFORM TABLET, written in Sumerian on clay (Middle Bronze Age, Iraq). The careful script of a scribe is on the reverse side for the studeRead more...

Battle Axe BronzeCANAANITE BATTLE AXE (Middle Bronze Age, Jerusalem). Mounted on a short wooden handle, this bronze battle axe was light and lethal in enclosed combat.Read more...

AmphoriskosAMPHORISKOS (Iron Age 2C, Hebron area) "In the hand of the Lord is a cup of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked oRead more...

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