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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…

Jewish City Discovered Near Be’er Sheva

09/05 | The Israel Aniquities Authority announced the discovery of a mid-first-millennium C.E. Byzantine-era Jewish city near modern Be’er Sheva. The site, which includes mikva’ot (ritual pools) and a synagogue, was discovered   Read more…

What in the World?

09/04 | What in the World? was the Penn Museum’s Peabody Award-winning popular weekly half-hour television program which was first seen in 1951 and which ran for 14 years. By the early   Read more…

Misogyny in the Bible

08/31 | Is God gendered as a male in the Bible? How could Scripture, the Word of God to so many Christians, be the product of patriarchy and its over-sexed values that   Read more…

Neolithic Figurines Discovered near Jerusalem

08/30 | The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of two zoomorphic Neolithic figurines at the archaeological site Tel Motza. The stone figurines, depicting a ram and an abstract bovine, are over   Read more…

Theater Masks in Turkey Point to Traveling Roman Troupe

08/29 | Archaeologists suggest that the recent discovery of Roman-style bronze and iron theater masks in southeastern Turkey may have come from a traveling theater troupe, perhaps from as far away as   Read more…

Of Pirates and Virgins: Greek and Turkish Scholars Colloquiating

08/28 | The invitation to attend the Second Greek-Turkish Symposium on Epigraphy in May was one I couldn’t turn down. It had been extended by Mustafa Adak, the chairperson of the epigraphy   Read more…

ISRAEL APPEALS FORGERY DECISION

08/27 | The Israel government has appealed Jerusalem Judge Aharon Farkash’s decision in the case of the “Jehoash” inscription, an inscription which, if authentic, would be the only surviving royal Israelite inscription.   Read more…

Assessing Biblical Atlases

08/27 | Harold Brodsky reviews “The New Moody Atlas of the Bible” and “Zondervan Atlas of the Bible” by Barry J. Beitzel and Carl G. Rasmussen.   Read more…

The Roots of Indo-European Language

08/24 | The Indo-European language family is the largest linguistic group in the world; three out of the four most spoken languages in the world (Spanish, English and Hindi) derive from Indo-European   Read more…


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