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James or Jacob in the Bible?

James or Jacob in the Bible?

The Arch of Titus’s Menorah Panel in Color

04/24 | Although many Greek and Roman statues and monuments now appear gleaming white (the result of years of weathering), they were originally brightly colored. Using technology, a team has digitally restored   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

04/24 | On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Sidnie White Crawford will deliver the lecture “What the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us About the Bible” in the D.C. area.   Read more…

53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

04/12 | How many people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have been confirmed archaeologically? Lawrence Mykytiuk reveals the surprising number—from Israelite kings to Mesopotamian monarchs—and some lesser figures as well.   Read more…

The Arch of Titus in Color

04/12 | The article “True Colors: Digital Reconstruction Restores Original Brilliance to the Arch of Titus” by Steven Fine, Peter J. Schertz and Donald H. Sanders in the May/June 2017 issue of   Read more…

BAR Test Kitchen: Tah’u Stew

04/12 | The new feature BAR Test Kitchen hopes to introduce you to a new—yet old—kind of cooking. First on the menu is an ancient Babylonian stew.   Read more…

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. (1920–2016)

04/12 | On Dec. 24, 2016, Joseph Fitzmyer died at the Jesuit Manresa Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was recognized as one of the premier Biblical scholars of his generation.   Read more…

When Was the First Communion?

04/10 | Early Christians celebrated the Lord’s Supper as a full meal, but by the third century, it had ceased to be a banquet and had become a ritualized small meal instead.   Read more…

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

04/07 | Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? In their Archaeological Views column “Golgotha: Is the Holy Sepulchre Church Authentic?” in the May/June 2016 issue of BAR, Marcel   Read more…

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

04/06 | Urban C. von Wahlde looks at the Gospel accounts to see how the stone that sealed the tomb of Jesus is portrayed.   Read more…


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