Israel History

December 15, 2022

2,200-year-old coins first evidence in Judean desert of Maccabean revolt

A 2,200-year-old cache of silver coins found in the Judean Desert. Photo by Shai Halevi/Israel Antiquities Authority. (JNS) — Israeli archaeologists have discovered a small hoard of silver coins in the Judean Desert dating to the reign of Antioch IV, […]
October 27, 2022

Geomagnetic data used by researchers match Biblical accounts

A researcher takes measurements at an archaeological site in Israel. Credit: Tel Aviv University. (JNS) — An Israeli scientific breakthrough has enabled researchers to verify biblical accounts of wars between ancient Jewish kingdoms and their enemies, according to a statement […]