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Bible Scholar Brent Landau Asks “Who Were the Magi”?

01/27 | A lost Syriac manuscript, the Revelation of the Magi, translated into English by Bible scholar Brent Landau, may help answer that key question from the Christmas story: “Who were the   Read more…

Akhenaten and Moses

01/27 | Pharaoh Akhenaten, who abolished the Egyptian pantheon and instituted worship of a single deity, the sun-disk Aten, in the mid-14th century B.C., may have established the world’s first monotheism. Did   Read more…

Myra, Turkey: St. Nicholas’s Christian Capital

01/26 | The fourth-century bishop of Myra, later canonized as St. Nicholas (and commonly remembered as Santa Claus), shaped the development of the Christian city before being buried at Myra.   Read more…

Jews in Roman Turkey

01/25 | Recent excavations in Limyra, Turkey, have uncovered a mysterious building near the city’s east gate. Although the structure has been only partially excavated, Jewish iconography and architectural features have already   Read more…

Understanding the Good Samaritan Parable

01/24 | Who were the Samaritans? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University explains how getting an accurate answer to this question can shed light on how shocking the Good Samaritan parable would   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

01/23 | On January 29, 2017, Sarah Yeomans, Director of Educational Programs at the Biblical Archaeology Society, will deliver the lecture “Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome”   Read more…

Where Is the Original Siloam Pool from the Bible?

01/23 | Where is the original Siloam Pool, the water pool that fed Jerusalem in the First Temple period? While the Roman-period Siloam Pool—where Jesus cured the blind man—was recently discovered, the   Read more…

Medicine in the Ancient World

01/22 | 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…

The Masoretic Text and the Dead Sea Scrolls

01/20 | Do insights from the Dead Sea Scrolls add to the Masoretic text, and if so, should the original Hebrew Bible text be modified based this information? Scholars from both sides   Read more…

Josephus on the Essenes

01/20 | Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.   Read more…


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