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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…

Hazor Excavations’ Amnon Ben-Tor Reveals Who Conquered Biblical Canaanites

11/24 | The Book of Joshua describes how the Israelites vanquished the Biblical Canaanites at Hazor. But is that what really happened?   Read more…

What Is Coptic and Who Were the Copts in Ancient Egypt?

11/22 | When did the ancient Egyptians stop writing in hieroglyphs, and what came next? From the fourth to ninth centuries C.E., Egypt was predominantly Christian. During this time, the language used   Read more…

Where Did the Philistines Come From?

11/20 | The excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath, the site of Gath of the Philistines mentioned in the Bible (e.g., 1 Samuel 6:17), have produced many fascinating finds, and the summer of 2011   Read more…

Tel Gezer Water System Built by Canaanites?

11/19 | New evidence indicates that the water system at Tel Gezer in Israel may have been built by Canaanites in the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000–1500 B.C.).   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

11/18 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…

First Person: Art as Bible Interpretation

11/17 | To convey the meaning of Scripture, we commonly resort to words. That is how we explicate the text—with words. That’s also the case with those nonbiblical books denominated apocrypha, as   Read more…

The Masada Siege

11/17 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Witnessing the Divine

11/17 | The legend of the magi has fired the imagination of Christians since the earliest times. In art, the adoration of the magi appeared earlier and far more frequently than any   Read more…

Mark and John: A Wedding at Cana—Whose and Where?

11/16 | In a guest post republished from his blog, James Tabor discusses the wedding at Cana from the Gospels of Mark and John. Whose wedding was this and why was Jesus   Read more…


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