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Defining Biblical Hermeneutics

09/03 | The hermeneutics of the Bible are the many ways people read the Bible.   Read more…

The Enduring Symbolism of Doves

09/02 | Few symbols have a tradition as long and as rich as the dove. Read about what it represents and how its use has been shared, adapted and reinterpreted across cultures   Read more…

Herod’s Temple Mount Revealed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Restoration

09/02 | As a result of earthquakes, Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount had to be dismantled and reconstructed in the 1930s and 1940s. Massive Cedar of Lebanon and cypress beams were   Read more…

Tour Showcases Remains of Herod’s Jerusalem Palace—Possible Site of the Trial of Jesus

09/01 | Visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City can explore remains of King Herod’s palace, which may be where Roman governor Pontius Pilate tried and condemned Jesus of Nazareth to death.   Read more…

Herod the Great: Friend of the Romans and Parthians?

09/01 | Jason M. Schlude explores how King Herod manipulated his position between two regional powers.   Read more…

Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible?

08/31 | The meeting of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is described in the Bible. Bringing exquisite gifts, the Queen of Sheba came from an exotic land—but where exactly? Ethiopians   Read more…

Why Study Prehistoric Israel?

08/30 | Studying prehistoric Israel can give us a better perspective on Israel in the Biblical period, says archaeologist Daniel Nadel.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: Samson in Stone

08/29 | On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Professor Jodi Magness will deliver the lecture “Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee” in the Washington, D.C.   Read more…

The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

08/25 | With 11 rock-hewn churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia, is understandably a place of pilgrimage for those in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Explore Lalibela’s spectacular subterranean churches in this web-exclusive slideshow.   Read more…

Jewish Purification: Stone Vessel Workshop Discovered in Galilee

08/25 | An excavation at a cave in Galilee has uncovered what may be a 2,000-year-old stone vessel production center. In the first century C.E., Jews commonly used stone vessels in observance   Read more…


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