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Willing but Weak: Mind over Matter?

09/17 | It is Jesus to whom we are indebted for the thought that lies behind the well-known saying, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). Jesus’ exact   Read more…

Jesus, Paul and the Gospels

09/13 | Sean Freyne reviews “Jesus, Paul and the Gospels” by James D.G. Dunn.   Read more…

Who Really Invented the Alphabet—Illiterate Miners or Educated Sophisticates?

09/13 | Scholars Anson Rainey and Orly Goldwasser debate who really invented the alphabet—illiterate miners or educated sophisticates.   Read more…

Using the Bible as a Reference for a Testable Hypothesis

09/11 | Biblical archaeologists take part in a heated debate when deciding which archaeological sources to use. Should material culture be the sole basis for creating a testable hypothesis? Can an archaeologist   Read more…

Restoring the Walls of Jerusalem

09/11 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the completion of the conservation and stabilization of St. Stephen’s Gate, also known as the Lions’ Gate, the final restored gate in a large-scale   Read more…

Excavations Highlight Late Bronze Age Jaffa

09/10 | The history of the port city of Jaffa can be traced well before its role in the Bible. Now part of modern Tel Aviv, Jaffa is mentioned in the 15th-century   Read more…

Avraham Faust on David’s Palace

09/07 | Eilat Mazar’s excavation and archaeology methods are beyond reproach, but her recent claim to have discovered King David’s palace at her Jerusalem dig site has met with harsh criticism from   Read more…

First Turkish Dig Abroad Reveals Byzantine Baptistery in Kosovo

09/07 | Turkish excavations in Kosovo recently exposed a baptistery from the 6th century C.E. in the ancient city of Ulpiana. The original Roman city was destroyed in the fifth century C.E.,   Read more…

Ancient Reservoir Provided Water for First Temple Period Jerusalem

09/06 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Jerusalem archaeologist Eli Shukron announced the discovery of a large First Temple period reservoir today, reshaping our understanding of ancient water systems and water   Read more…

A “Jesus Hideout” in Jordan

09/05 | Biblical Scholar James Tabor examines the setting of some of the Jesus’ final excursions before his crucifixion.   Read more…


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