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Ancient Roman Theater and Bathhouse Found at Hippos-Sussita

Ancient Roman Theater and Bathhouse Found at Hippos-Sussita

Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth?

01/12 | Were Mary and Joseph married or engaged when they traveled to Bethlehem? Biblical scholar Mark Wilson examines what the gospels say in this Bible History Daily guest post.   Read more…

How Was the Bible Written During and After the Exile?

01/09 | How was the Bible written during and after the Babylonian Exile? Did the Biblical authors continue to use the Hebrew language even though they were living in lands where Hebrew   Read more…

Biblical Sha’arayim: Khirbet Qeiyafa’s Second Gate Discovered

01/05 | Excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa have uncovered a second city gate from the 10th century B.C.E., the time of King David’s reign. No other site from this period has more than   Read more…

Hanukkah Discovery: Ancient Menorah and Cross Carvings

01/04 | Cave explorers in the Judean Shephelah found ancient carvings of a seven-branched menorah and a cross during the Hanukkah holiday.   Read more…

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2016

12/30 | As we ring in the New Year, check out the top Biblical archaeology discoveries that amazed us in 2016!   Read more…

Digs 2017: Digging Through Time

12/19 | Each year students and volunteers from around the world travel through time by participating in excavations. We explore the history of the land of the Bible as we dig into   Read more…

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

12/17 | The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the   Read more…

What Is the Oldest Hebrew Bible?

12/16 | The oldest Hebrew Bible texts are the Dead Sea Scrolls (c. 250 B.C.E.–115 C.E.), but the most nearly complete copies of the Hebrew Bible are codices from a thousand years   Read more…

Bible Animals: From Hyenas to Hippos

12/13 | Lions and crocodiles and monkeys, oh my! There are about a hundred different types of animal species mentioned in the Bible. In this post, Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin discusses the   Read more…


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