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The Gospel of Thomas’s 114 Sayings of Jesus

06/04 | Read the 114 sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas as translated by Stephen J. Patterson and James M. Robinson.   Read more…

Herod Antipas in the Bible and Beyond

06/03 | Who was Herod Antipas? This son and successor of Herod the Great ruled Galilee when Jesus lived, and he participated in the trial of Jesus. In BAR, Morten Hørning Jensen   Read more…

Should We Take Creation Stories in Genesis Literally?

06/02 | Were the creation stories in Genesis meant to be taken literally? Maybe not, says Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky in her Biblical Views column “The Multiple Truths of Myths” in the   Read more…

How the Serpent Became Satan

06/01 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Missed Masada Visit

05/31 | U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to land his helicopter at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada but was denied permission to do so.   Read more…

The Water System That Hydrated Tel Gezer

05/26 | The largest and oldest water system in the ancient Near East can be found at the site of Tel Gezer, according to archaeologists.   Read more…

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

05/20 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

Danger: Biblical Scholar at Work

05/17 | Recently Ronald S. Hendel of the University of California, Berkeley, came under attack for promoting academic and critical Bible study. In BAR, Hendel explains how he and his scholarship have   Read more…

Site-Seeing: Petra’s Temple of the Winged Lions

05/16 | A new program led by the American Center of Oriental Research is, for the first time, allowing visitors to go beyond Petra’s monuments to actually discover and experience its past   Read more…

Who Tells the Truth—the Bible or Archaeology?

05/15 | Is the Hebrew Bible a bunch of tales with no value to a historian? Does archaeology hold the keys to truth instead? What are the limitations of both sources of   Read more…


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