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Ancient Roman Theater and Bathhouse Found at Hippos-Sussita

01/19 | At the mountaintop site of Hippos-Sussita overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Israel, an excavation team has uncovered the ancient city’s theater and public bathhouse.   Read more…

Lilith in the Bible and Mythology

01/18 | Who were the original humans that God created in the Garden of Eden: Adam and Eve? Or Adam and Lilith? A close look at the opening chapters of Genesis—and ancient   Read more…

Justinian Plague Linked to the Black Death

01/17 | Bacterial research has linked the Justinian Plague to the world’s most infamous affliction, the Black Death.   Read more…

Jesus Was a Refugee

01/15 | With news that over a million refugees have in the last year fled to Europe, scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according   Read more…

Early Christian Art Symbols Endure after Iconoclast Attack

01/14 | Depictions of fish and fishermen can be found in the colorful floor mosaics at the sixth-century C.E. basilica at Horvat Beit Loya. The mosaics were defaced by iconoclasts in the   Read more…

Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth?

01/12 | Were Mary and Joseph married or engaged when they traveled to Bethlehem? Biblical scholar Mark Wilson examines what the gospels say in this Bible History Daily guest post.   Read more…

Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?

01/12 | Many assume that Jesus’ Last Supper was a Seder, the ritual Passover meal. Examine evidence from the synoptic Gospels with scholar Jonathan Klawans.   Read more…

Cain and Abel in the Bible

01/10 | World-renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel reflects on the Biblical figures Cain and Abel in a Supporting Roles column for Bible Review.   Read more…

Lilith

01/09 | 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…

How Was the Bible Written During and After the Exile?

01/09 | How was the Bible written during and after the Babylonian Exile? Did the Biblical authors continue to use the Hebrew language even though they were living in lands where Hebrew   Read more…


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