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Anna in the Bible

08/12 | Anna is one of the Bible’s most unusual women. Introduced at the end of the Birth Narrative (Luke 1:1-2:40), Anna concludes the sextet of named, pious Israelites surrounding the miraculous   Read more…

The Edomite Stronghold of Sela

08/12 | In one of the Old Testament’s colder and more brutal episodes, King Amaziah of Judah (c. 801–783 B.C.E.), after having slain nearly 10,000 Edomites in battle near the southern end   Read more…

Precursor to Paleo-Hebrew Script Discovered in Jerusalem

08/12 | Alan Millard examines the Proto-Canaanite script of the earliest alphabetic text ever found in Jerusalem. What can it tell us about literacy during the time of David and Solomon?   Read more…

Judith: A Remarkable Heroine, Part 2

08/12 | This article continues Robin Gallaher Branch’s earlier post discussing the character Judith, the remarkable heroine of the book bearing her name.   Read more…

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

08/12 | How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.   Read more…

Judith: A Remarkable Heroine

08/12 | The Book of Judith presents a truly remarkable heroine. Judith is introduced as a devout, shapely, beautiful and wealthy widow who exhibits characteristics equal to those of Israel’s finest warriors.   Read more…

Colorful Wall Paintings Excavated at Galilean Sepphoris

08/12 | For the first time at the ancient city of Sepphoris in Israel’s Galilee, wall painting fragments displaying figurative images have been discovered.   Read more…

An Ancient Jewish Lamp Workshop in the Galilee

08/11 | Excavations conducted in an ancient Jewish village near Nazareth in Israel uncovered the remains of an oil lamp workshop.   Read more…

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

08/10 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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Making Sense of Kosher Laws

08/09 | The origins of Jewish dietary or kosher laws (kashrut) have long been the subject of scholarly research and debate.   Read more…


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