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Where Is the Original Siloam Pool from the Bible?

01/23 | Where is the original Siloam Pool, the water pool that fed Jerusalem in the First Temple period? While the Roman-period Siloam Pool—where Jesus cured the blind man—was recently discovered, the   Read more…

Medicine in the Ancient World

01/22 | What exactly did ancient cultures do to combat disease and injury, and did these methods have any real basis in science as we know it today? The answers may surprise   Read more…

The Masoretic Text and the Dead Sea Scrolls

01/20 | Do insights from the Dead Sea Scrolls add to the Masoretic text, and if so, should the original Hebrew Bible text be modified based this information? Scholars from both sides   Read more…

Josephus on the Essenes

01/20 | Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.   Read more…

Who Were the Essenes?

01/20 | A recent study has sought to determine by sophisticated methods whether Khirbet Qumran was home to a community of sectarian Jews, the Essenes.   Read more…

Ancient Roman Theater and Bathhouse Found at Hippos-Sussita

01/19 | At the mountaintop site of Hippos-Sussita overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Israel, an excavation team has uncovered the ancient city’s theater and public bathhouse.   Read more…

Jesus Was a Refugee

01/15 | With news that over a million refugees have in the last year fled to Europe, scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according   Read more…

Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada

01/14 | Paleographer Ada Yardeni identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada. What can this tell us about the scribal community   Read more…

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…

Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?

01/12 | Many assume that Jesus’ Last Supper was a Seder, the ritual Passover meal. Examine evidence from the synoptic Gospels with scholar Jonathan Klawans.   Read more…


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