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How December 25 Became Christmas

How December 25 Became Christmas

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…

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

11/15 | The childhood home of Jesus may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, according to archaeologist Ken Dark.   Read more…

You Are What You Eat: The Israelite Diet and Archaeology

11/14 | Pigs weren’t part of the Israelite diet. Therefore if you are excavating and find lots of pig bones at your site, it can’t be Israelite—or can it? A new survey   Read more…

Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

11/14 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lectures “Egypt and Canaan—A Political and Cultural Encounter” by Daphna Ben-Tor (November 20) and   Read more…


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