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Origins: 3.14159265…

03/14 | Why did the ancients invent increasingly subtle and ingenious methods to arrive at an exact value of pi? Human curiosity.   Read more…

Classical Corner: The Antonine Plague and the Spread of Christianity

03/13 | In 166 C.E., the Roman Empire was at the zenith of its power. The triumphant Roman legions, under the command of Emperor Lucius Verrus, returned to Rome victorious after having   Read more…

Who Were the Hittites?

03/12 | Archaeology tells us a lot about the Hittites—and the Neo-Hittites too. But it’s hard to reconcile this with the Hittites of the Bible.   Read more…

2,000-Year-Old Road Unearthed in Bet Shemesh

03/09 | Archaeologists working in Bet Shemesh, located 19 miles west of Jerusalem in Israel, discovered a Roman-period road near the modern Highway 375.   Read more…

Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

03/08 | In “Kadesh-Barnea—In the Bible and on the Ground” in the September/October 2015 issue of BAR, David Ussishkin, Lily Singer-Avitz and Hershel Shanks explore the archaeological evidence uncovered at Tell el-Qudeirat—believed   Read more…

First Person: Misogyny in the Bible

03/07 | According to scholar Christopher Rollston, there are many examples of the marginalization of women in the Bible.   Read more…

The Church of Laodicea in the Bible and Archaeology

03/06 | Laodicea was a wealthy city in western Turkey that flourished for centuries. Why does the author of the Book of Revelation call the church of Laodicea “lukewarm”—neither hot nor cold?   Read more…

Watch on CNN: Finding Jesus

03/06 | CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery investigates artifacts that may shed new light on Jesus and his world.   Read more…

Water from a Walking Rock

03/05 | What does Paul mean in the Bible when he says that the Israelites drank “from the spiritual rock that followed them” during their wanderings in the wilderness?   Read more…

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

03/03 | Italian excavators working in Capernaum may have uncovered the remnants of the humble house of Peter that Jesus called home while in Capernaum.   Read more…


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