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Why Did the Magi Bring Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh?

12/01 | Were the gifts of the magi meant to save Jesus from the pain of arthritis? It’s possible, according to researchers at Cardiff University in Wales who have been studying the   Read more…

Christmas Stories in Christian Apocrypha

12/01 | The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.   Read more…

Bronze Age Figurine Resembles Rodin’s The Thinker

11/30 | A 3,800-year-old vessel unearthed during excavations in the Israeli town of Yehud bears a figurine that resembles French artist Rodin’s famed sculpture The Thinker.   Read more…

Barnabas: An Encouraging Early Church Leader

11/30 | Who is Barnabas in the Bible? In part two of this two-part study, Robin Branch further analyzes the traits that define Barnabas as an early church leader.   Read more…

Barnabas: An Encouraging Early Church Leader

11/30 | Who is Barnabas in the Bible? In part one of this two-part study, Robin Branch describes the traits that define Barnabas as an early church leader.   Read more…

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

11/29 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

11/25 | What happened to Cain in the Bible? In the Book of Genesis, we are told about Cain’s birth, his violent act of fratricide and his subsequent exile. We learn that   Read more…

Who Was the Wife of Cain?

11/25 | Who did Cain marry? Where did she come from? Mary Joan Winn Leith suggests that while the Israelite storyteller knew that other men and women in Genesis existed outside of   Read more…

3D Archaeology: Destroyed Monuments Resurrected

11/23 | An exhibition currently on display at the Roman Colosseum resurrects some of the recently demolished monuments in the Middle East and raises awareness about the continuing destruction.   Read more…

Where Was Jesus Born?

11/22 | If Jesus was born in Bethlehem, why is he called a Nazorean and a Galilean throughout the New Testament? Philip J. King addresses this question in his Biblical Views column.   Read more…


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