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Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

01/06 | The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible.   Read more…

Solomon, Socrates and Aristotle

01/05 | A wall painting found in the House of the Physician in Pompeii contains the earliest known depiction of a Biblical scene. Two onlookers in the crowd appear to be the   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…

Where Were the Dead Sea Scrolls Found and Who Put Them There?

01/04 | For nearly 2,000 years, the Qumran caves protected the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Might the same caves also shed light on the mystery of who deposited the scrolls   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…

10 Great Biblical Artifacts at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

01/04 | The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the world’s most important collections of Biblical artifacts.   Read more…

Love Your Neighbor: Only Israelites or Everyone?

01/03 | The Book of Leviticus tells us to love our neighbors, but who are our neighbors? Does the command mean to just love fellow Israelites—or everyone?   Read more…

Ancient Cupping in Israel

01/03 | In ancient Israel, small, hollow, bell-shaped vessels were used in the medical treatment of cupping.   Read more…

The Split of Early Christianity and Judaism

01/03 | Northern Renaissance painter Robert Campin’s Marriage of the Virgin dramatically captures the split of early Christianity and Judaism.   Read more…

What Color Was Tekhelet?

01/02 | In the Bible, a shade of blue called tekhelet was God’s chosen color for the ancient Israelites. Tekhelet drapes adorned Solomon’s Temple, and tekhelet robes were worn by Israel’s high   Read more…


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