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Understanding the Good Samaritan Parable

01/24 | Who were the Samaritans? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University explains how getting an accurate answer to this question can shed light on how shocking the Good Samaritan parable would   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

01/23 | On January 29, 2017, Sarah Yeomans, Director of Educational Programs at the Biblical Archaeology Society, will deliver the lecture “Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome”   Read more…

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…

Lilith in the Bible and Mythology

01/18 | Who were the original humans that God created in the Garden of Eden: Adam and Eve? Or Adam and Lilith? A close look at the opening chapters of Genesis—and ancient   Read more…

Justinian Plague Linked to the Black Death

01/17 | Bacterial research has linked the Justinian Plague to the world’s most infamous affliction, the Black Death.   Read more…


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