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Making Sense of Kosher Laws

07/09 | The origins of Jewish dietary or kosher laws (kashrut) have long been the subject of scholarly research and debate.   Read more…

Jane Schaberg (1938–2012)

07/07 | Jane Schaberg, professor emeritus of religious studies and women’s studies at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), died on April 17 after a decades-long battle with breast cancer. She was   Read more…

British Museum Excavations at Sidon Expose Millennia of History

07/06 | The British Museum’s fourteenth season excavating at Sidon, Lebanon, continues to reveal astounding artifacts at the Biblical city. Sidon has been inhabited for six millennia, and the excavations have exposed   Read more…

BAS Summer CD Sale

07/06 | The BAS Summer CD Sale started on July 4th! Enjoy 40% off BAS photo and magazine archive CDs for a limited time.   Read more…

Searching for the Better Text

07/06 | Isaiah’s vision of universal peace is one of the best-known passages in the Hebrew Bible: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the   Read more…

Frank Lloyd Wright: Baghdad Through the Eyes of a Visionary

07/05 | While Wright’s vision for Baghdad was never realized, his drawings now represent part of the history of Iraq – or at least the history of “what could have been.”   Read more…

New Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Opens in Fort Worth, Texas

07/05 | A new Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, titled “Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible,” opened up this week at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. A press release   Read more…

Philip Davies: A Brief Note for Yossi Garfinkel

07/03 | Philip Davies responds to Yosef Garfinkel’s response to his response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. In it, he accuses Yosef Garfinkel of “misrepresent[ing]” what minimalism is, of being   Read more…

Excavations at Ancient Galilean Synagogue Expose Samson Mosaic

07/02 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Monday that recent excavations at Huqoq, Israel, have exposed a monumental 4th-5th century C.E. synagogue with detailed mosaic floors.   Read more…

Jesus’ Birthplace Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

06/30 | June 29, 2012 update: Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity was confirmed as as the first Palestinian UNESCO world heritage site by a 13-6 vote.   Read more…


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