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What Color Was Tekhelet?

01/02 | In the Bible, a shade of blue called tekhelet was God’s chosen color for the ancient Israelites. Tekhelet drapes adorned Solomon’s Temple, and tekhelet robes were worn by Israel’s high   Read more…

Lebanese Cedar—The Prized Tree of Ancient Woodworking

01/02 | From Solomon’s Temple to the Jesus Boat, the Biblical world was built of cedar.   Read more…

Lovers’ Tale

01/02 | Theodore Feder explores how a second-century pagan love story alludes to the Biblical tale of Adam and Eve.   Read more…

The Adam and Eve Story: Eve Came From Where?

01/02 | The Book of Genesis tells us that God created woman from one of Adam’s ribs. But Biblical scholar Ziony Zevit says that the traditional translation of the Biblical text is   Read more…

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2016

12/30 | As we ring in the New Year, check out the top Biblical archaeology discoveries that amazed us in 2016!   Read more…

Digs 2017: Digging Through Time

12/19 | Each year students and volunteers from around the world travel through time by participating in excavations. We explore the history of the land of the Bible as we dig into   Read more…

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

12/17 | The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the   Read more…

What Is the Oldest Hebrew Bible?

12/16 | The oldest Hebrew Bible texts are the Dead Sea Scrolls (c. 250 B.C.E.–115 C.E.), but the most nearly complete copies of the Hebrew Bible are codices from a thousand years   Read more…

Ancient Pergamon

12/15 | Ancient Pergamon’s strategic location along both land and sea trading routes contributed to its prosperity. Pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean region would flock to the city to engage in   Read more…

Bible Animals: From Hyenas to Hippos

12/13 | Lions and crocodiles and monkeys, oh my! There are about a hundred different types of animal species mentioned in the Bible. In this post, Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin discusses the   Read more…


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