Internet Resources for Ancient Israel, the Ancient Near East, Christian and Jewish studies of Ancient Israel

Maquarie University provides a range of resources for schools. In this list, there are general internet resources for Ancient Israel, the Ancient Near East, Christian and Jewish studies of Ancient Israel.


General – Internet Resources for Ancient Israel

Featured Sites:

American Schools of Oriental Research

ASOR’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the cultures and history of the Near East from the earliest times.

Bible Odyssey website

On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.

Biblical Archaeology Review

Find out what archaeology can reveal to anyone eager to understand the world of the Bible. Access dozens of free eBooks and daily articles on key Biblical archaeology topics, as well as the latest news and reviews.

Blue Letter Bible

A very good website for actually reading the biblical text.

Fellowship for Biblical Studies

Australian association of biblical scholars. Its purpose is to promote research and discussion on biblical studies and related fields by providing a forum in which local biblical scholars, as well as visiting scholars, may meet and present the results of their research to colleagues for critical discussion.

To be added to the Fellowship for Biblical Studies Mailing List

Associate Professor Ian Young

Fordham University. The Jesuit University of New York

Internet History Sourcebook: Israel

K.C. Hanson

Internet resources for Ancient Israel

Jerusalem Archaeological Park

A virtual tour of the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel’s most important antiquity site that reaches the Temple Mount on the north, the slope of the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley on the east, and the Valley of Hinnom on the west and the south. Includes timelines, historical notes, biographies of excavators and historical sources.

Jewish Virtual Library

Israel: Archaeology 
Major archaeological sites and discoveries

Palestine Exploration Fund

Ritmeyer Archaeological Design

…for the latest research, analysis and products on Biblical Archaeology

Leen Ritmeyer, former chief architect of the Temple Mount Excavations, provides an analysis of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Browse through many photographs of the site.

Society of Biblical Literature

Additional Useful Resources:


Index of Archaeological sites

Biblical Geography

Overview of archaeology in Israel

Israeli Antiquities Authority

Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia

Offers a program of on-line lectures on biblical archaeology and related topics…by subscription

Biblical Archaeological Society

Bible Ancient Israel resources


Ancient Near East: Exploring and resourcing the Ancient Near East and Egypt

Ancient Mesopotamia – Oriental Institute of Chicago

Including teacher resources

Ancient Mesopotamia – Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

Including teacher resources


Centre for Online Judaic Studies

Extensive text sources

Scholarly Blog

Bible Walks

Guide to 48 sites…12000 images etc

Council for British Research in the Levant

See especially: Kenyon Institute

Tel Aviv University monographs


 Archaeological dig near Beit Shemesh


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