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Judaea Capta Coin Uncovered in Bethsaida Excavations

09/07 | A bronze Judaea Capta coin issued by Jewish ruler Agrippa II was discovered in the 2014 Bethsaida excavations.   Read more…

Roman Emperor Nerva’s Reform of the Jewish Tax

09/07 | 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…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: The Golden Age of King Midas

09/07 | On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Dr. C. Brian Rose will deliver the lecture “The Golden Age of King Midas: Excavations at Gordion, Turkey” in the Washington, D.C. area.   Read more…

Job Challenges God by Suing: God Responds

09/06 | After losing his health, wealth and children in inexplicable tragedies, the righteous and devout man Job questions God as to what he must have done to deserve such a heavy   Read more…

Jewish Captives in the Imperial City

09/05 | Ancient Rome was the superpower of its day. Yet, when the Romans conquered the tiny province of Judea and quashed the First Jewish Revolt in 70 C.E., it was actually   Read more…

The Evolution of Biblical Hebrew

09/04 | Did the language of the Bible—Biblical Hebrew—evolve over time? Professor Avi Hurvitz argues there are three distinct forms of Biblical Hebrew, each one corresponding to certain parts of the Bible   Read more…

Excavating Ancient Pella, Jordan

09/04 | According to fourth-century church historian Eusebius, on the eve of Jerusalem’s destruction by the Romans in 70 A.D., Jesus’ followers miraculously escaped the city and fled to Pella of the   Read more…

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

09/04 | Urban C. von Wahlde looks at the Gospel accounts to see how the stone that sealed the tomb of Jesus is portrayed.   Read more…

The Siloam Pool: Where Jesus Healed the Blind Man

09/04 | The Siloam Pool has long been considered a sacred Christian site, even if the correct identification of the site itself was uncertain. According to the Gospel of John, it was   Read more…

Love Your Neighbor: Only Israelites or Everyone?

09/03 | The Book of Leviticus tells us to love our neighbors, but who are our neighbors? Does the command mean to just love fellow Israelites—or everyone?   Read more…


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