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Errors in the Masoretes’ “Original” Hebrew Manuscripts of the Bible?

01/07 | The Hebrew Bible today differs from the Bible manuscripts of the first millennium B.C.E. How do we identify alterations? Learn why critical editions of the Bible are essential.   Read more…

The Origin of Christianity

01/07 | 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…

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

01/07 | How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.   Read more…

The Cyprian Plague

01/07 | Archaeologists working in Thebes discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century C.E. Cyprian Plague.   Read more…

The Aleppo Codex

01/07 | The world’s oldest Hebrew Bible, the Aleppo Codex, is missing pages—and not just a couple leaves, but four of the Five Books of Moses! What happened to them?   Read more…

Puzzling Finds from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud

01/06 | “Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the top of this eighth-century B.C. drawing on a ceramic pithos from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud in the eastern Sinai. Some scholars have theorized that   Read more…

The Göbekli Tepe Ruins and the Origins of Neolithic Religion

01/06 | The massive stone enclosures of the Göbekli Tepe ruins may be the earliest examples of Neolithic religion.   Read more…

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

01/06 | What is the location of Tarshish, the Biblical source of the Phoenician silver trade? A recent Hacksilber Project study points to Spain and Sardinia as the Biblical world’s source   Read more…

Hierapolis and the Gateway to Hell

01/06 | Italian archaeologists excavating the Phrygian city of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey uncovered the remains of Pluto’s Gate, a site considered an entrance into the underworld in the Greco-Roman period.   Read more…

Tomb of Apostle Philip Found

01/06 | Amid the remains of a fourth- or fifth-century church at Hierapolis, one of the most significant Christian sites in Turkey, archaeologist Francesco D’Andria found a first-century Roman tomb that he   Read more…


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