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Inscription Reveals Governor of Judea Before the Bar-Kokhba Revolt

12/08 | Who was the Roman governor of Judea during the time leading up to the Bar-Kokhba revolt, the second Jewish revolt against Rome? This question has now been answered thanks to   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

12/03 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…

How December 25 Became Christmas

12/02 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

Why Did the Magi Bring Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh?

12/01 | Were the gifts of the magi meant to save Jesus from the pain of arthritis? It’s possible, according to researchers at Cardiff University in Wales who have been studying the   Read more…

Christmas Stories in Christian Apocrypha

12/01 | The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.   Read more…

Bronze Age Figurine Resembles Rodin’s The Thinker

11/30 | A 3,800-year-old vessel unearthed during excavations in the Israeli town of Yehud bears a figurine that resembles French artist Rodin’s famed sculpture The Thinker.   Read more…

3D Archaeology: Destroyed Monuments Resurrected

11/23 | An exhibition currently on display at the Roman Colosseum resurrects some of the recently demolished monuments in the Middle East and raises awareness about the continuing destruction.   Read more…

Where Was Jesus Born?

11/22 | If Jesus was born in Bethlehem, why is he called a Nazorean and a Galilean throughout the New Testament? Philip J. King addresses this question in his Biblical Views column.   Read more…

Endangered Heritage: Archaeological Looting in Turkey

11/21 | According to Mark R. Fairchild, archaeological looting is alive and well in rural and remote areas of Turkey.   Read more…


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