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How the Serpent Became Satan

04/08 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Ancient Bronze Marvels at Magdala

04/08 | Excavations at Magdala, hometown of Mary Magdalene on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, have uncovered a 2,000-year-old decorated bronze incense shovel and a bronze jug.   Read more…

First Person: Banning Ba’al

04/04 | Did King David ban Ba’al names in Judah?   Read more…

Epilepsy, Tutankhamun and Monotheism

04/03 | Tutankhamun died at a young age with a feminine physique. His closest relatives all shared similar features and fates. Imperial College London surgeon Hutan Ashrafian suggests that the royal family   Read more…

Ara Pacis Illuminated

04/03 | Using NASA data and 3D modeling, researchers have dispelled a long-held theory regarding the relationship between two famous monuments in ancient Rome.   Read more…

Searching for Biblical Mt. Sinai

04/02 | Where is Mt. Sinai? At a 2013 colloquium in Israel, an international group of scholars debated the question. At the center of the debate was Har Karkom, a mountain ridge   Read more…

Who Was Moses? Was He More than an Exodus Hero?

04/02 | Who was Moses? Was he more than an Exodus hero? Discover the Biblical Moses with Peter Machinist in his article “The Man Moses.”   Read more…

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

04/01 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides evidence for how ancient taxes were   Read more…

The Origin of Christianity

04/01 | Geza Vermes explores the origin of Christianity by examining the characteristics of the Jewish Jesus movement to see how it developed into a distinctly gentile religion.   Read more…

Daily Life in Ancient Israel

03/31 | What was life like for the tribes of Israel in the time of the Biblical Judges, the period archaeologists call Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.)?   Read more…


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