APXAIOC Institute of Biblical Archaeology

APXAIOC Institute of Biblical Archaeology is dedicated to the study, publication, illumination, and preservation of the ancient and Biblical world through archaeological investigation, artifact research, article publication, news and commentary, photography of ancient sites and artifacts, and educational curriculum. Although APXAIOC ("archaios") researches civilizations across the ancient world, particular attention is focused on Biblical Archaeology in the regions of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean (including Rome, Greece, Cyprus, Crete, and Asia Minor) from ca. 3500 BC to 200 AD.

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Pharaoh Shishak as Pharaoh Shoshenq I

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Late in the reign of Solomon ca. 943 BC, a new Pharaoh named... more

The Ancient Egyptian Setting of the Joseph Story

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Analysis of the Joseph story reveals details of the narrative that... more

Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, and Cyrus

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Following the rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire in the late 7... more

The Asherah in Ancient Israel: Goddess or Sacred Tree?

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The word or name “asherah” appears in the books of... more

The Magi and Jesus

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The “magi” who visited baby Jesus of Nazareth after his birth in... more