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Ancient Military Correspondence: Send Wine

Ancient Military Correspondence: Send Wine

Biblical Sidon—Jezebel’s Hometown

06/19 | The city of Sidon on the coast of modern Lebanon is mentioned 38 times in the Hebrew Bible. Recent excavations have exposed part of the ancient Canaanite—and later Phoenician—city, including   Read more…

Understanding Israel’s 10 Commandments

06/14 | Are the 10 Commandments really a moral code, or did the ancients understand them rather as the constitutional basis of a political theocracy?   Read more…

Left-Handed People in the Bible

06/13 | Were the warriors from the tribe of Benjamin left-handed by nature or nurture?   Read more…

Why Study Prehistoric Israel?

06/12 | Studying prehistoric Israel can give us a better perspective on Israel in the Biblical period, says archaeologist Daniel Nadel.   Read more…

No Matches? No Problem. Ancient Fire-Making in Israel

06/08 | Archaeologists excavated a 9,000-year-old limestone slab in Ramat Bet Shemesh that might have been used in Neolithic fire-making.   Read more…

What’s Missing from Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament?

06/05 | Compare differences in the Biblical text between the King James Version and Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament.   Read more…

Should We Take Creation Stories in Genesis Literally?

06/02 | Were the creation stories in Genesis meant to be taken literally? Maybe not, says Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky in her Biblical Views column “The Multiple Truths of Myths” in the   Read more…

How the Serpent Became Satan

06/01 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Missed Masada Visit

05/31 | U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to land his helicopter at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada but was denied permission to do so.   Read more…


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