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How December 25 Became Christmas

08/12 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

The Samaritan Schism

08/11 | In part two of his study on schisms in Jewish history, Lawrence H. Schiffman examines the Samaritan schism.   Read more…

Lilith

08/11 | 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…

Unraveling Mummy Mysteries at Tulane

08/08 | Tulane University researchers are unveiling the mysteries of Egyptian artifacts that have been in the university collection for 160 years.   Read more…

Jesus as Lord of the Dance

08/08 | The apocryphal Acts of John describe the dance of Jesus and the apostles. How widespread was the ritual of dance in Christian worship?   Read more…

Uncovering the Jewish Context of the New Testament

08/07 | Most Jewish readers approach the New Testament, if they approach it at all, with at best a certain unfamiliarity. This is unfortunate, according to Jewish New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine,   Read more…

Coins Celebrating the Great Revolt Against the Romans Unearthed near Jerusalem

08/05 | Excavations near Jerusalem uncovered a rare hoard of coins dating to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.).   Read more…

Does the Gospel of Mark Reveal Jesus’ Anger or His Compassion?

08/05 | In the fifth-century C.E. Codex Bezae, an early edition of the New Testament written in Greek, the Gospel of Mark describes Jesus’ anger before healing a leper (Mark 1:41). While   Read more…

The Limits of Tolerance: Halakhah and History

08/05 | In part one of his study on schisms in Jewish history, Lawrence H. Schiffman examines the early history of Jewish unity and disunity.   Read more…

Heart Disease in Mummies

08/04 | Today, heart disease is one of the greatest threats to our health. Recent studies demonstrate that even our ancient ancestors suffered from heart disease.   Read more…


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