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Rahab the Harlot?

01/09 | In the Book of Joshua, Rahab (a Biblical heroine nonetheless known as “Rahab the Harlot”) assisted two Israelite spies in escaping out a window and down the city wall of   Read more…

How Bad Was Jezebel?

01/09 | For more than two thousand years, Jezebel has been saddled with a reputation as the bad girl of the Bible, the wickedest of women. This ancient queen has been denounced   Read more…

Lilith

01/09 | In most manifestations of her myth, Lilith represents chaos, seduction and ungodliness. Yet, in her every guise, Lilith has cast a spell on humankind. Who is Lilith in the Bible?   Read more…

Was Mary Magdalene Wife of Jesus? Was Mary Magdalene a Prostitute?

01/09 | Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? Was Mary Magdalene wife of Jesus? These are the questions that concern author Birger A. Pearson in his article “From Saint to Sinner.”   Read more…

For Rent or Buy: Apartments with a Canaanite Fortress in the Basement

01/08 | A recently excavated Canaanite fortress in Israel will be integrated into a new high-rise apartment building near the beach.   Read more…

A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

01/08 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome

01/07 | In this lecture presented at The Explorers Club in New York, Sarah Yeomans examines a recently excavated archaeological site that has substantially contributed to our understanding of what ancient Romans   Read more…

Roman Emperor Nerva’s Reform of the Jewish Tax

01/07 | Roman Emperor Nerva’s reform of the Jewish Tax had a significant effect on Jews and Christians of the first century C.E.   Read more…

Medicine in the Ancient World

01/07 | 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…

Solving the Enigma of Petra and the Nabataeans

01/06 | Who were the Nabataeans, the industrious Arab people who built the city of Petra and its towering rock-cut monuments over 2,000 years ago? Almost everything about them—their history, their culture,   Read more…


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