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Tomb of Apostle Philip Found

10/16 | Amid the remains of a fourth- or fifth-century church at Hierapolis, one of the most significant Christian sites in Turkey, archaeologist Francesco D’Andria found a first-century Roman tomb that he   Read more…

The Parables of Jesus

10/15 | Helmut Koester suggests that the parables of Jesus did not communicate a hidden meaning when they were told by Jesus—the parables of Jesus could be understood by all.   Read more…

Contested Temple Mount History?

10/13 | A recent New York Times article, which set out to discuss the history and political complexities of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, has drawn a great deal of criticism.   Read more…

Face of the Greek God Pan

10/12 | Excavations at Hippos (Sussita) recovered an enormous bronze mask, most likely depicting the Greek god Pan. Too large and heavy to have been worn as a theater mask, what purpose   Read more…

Tenth-Century B.C. Stone Seal Discovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project

10/08 | An ancient stone seal dated to the 10th century B.C.—the time of David and Solomon—has been found in soil taken from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.   Read more…

Who Were the Essenes?

10/07 | In a recent study about the Essenes of Qumran, archaeologist Eyal Regev used the tools of social archaeology to answer the question “Who were the Essenes?”   Read more…

Where Did Jesus Turn Water into Wine?

10/05 | Where did Jesus turn water into wine? According to archaeologist Tom McCollough in “Searching for Cana: Where Jesus Turned Water into Wine” in the November/December 2015 issue of BAR, one   Read more…

Magnificent Menorah Mosaic Found in Galilee

10/05 | A unique menorah mosaic was recently uncovered on a synagogue floor at Horvat Kur in the Galilee.   Read more…

Ancient Amulets with Incipits

10/02 | Ancient amulets containing incipits of Biblical passages have been uncovered in Egypt and were used as protective charms to ward off evil. Learn about early Christian amulets with incipits in   Read more…

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

10/01 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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