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Condemned to Mine Copper

11/14 | Sending condemned prisoners to mine copper in the Faynan, Jordan, was a popular form of early Christian persecution in the Roman Empire. It was grueling work, and in the horrible   Read more…

In Search of Herod’s Tomb

11/14 | Rising above the Judean hills, the artificially conical mountain of Herodium still bears witness to the building prowess of its namesake, King Herod the Great. At this barren site southeast   Read more…

God’s Problem

11/11 | John Merrill reviews “God’s Problem” by Bart D. Ehrman   Read more…

Exploring the “Grand Canyon” of Israel

11/10 | In the heart of Israel’s Negev desert, about 50 miles south of Beersheba, sits Makhtesh Ramon, one of the largest craters on earth. The natural wonder, which measures more than   Read more…

The End of Biblical Studies

11/09 | John Merrill reviews “The End of Biblical Studies” by Hector Avalos   Read more…

The Bible’s Buried Secrets

11/09 | Kenneth Atkinson reviews The Bible’s Buried Secrets: A Two-hour NOVA special   Read more…

Oriental Institute’s Guide to Megiddo, Ancient Israel Available Online

11/09 | The University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute excavated the ancient site of Megiddo for nearly a decade and a half (1925–1939) and now houses hundreds of treasures unearthed from the famous   Read more…

Rereading Paul Together

11/08 | Ben Witherington, III reviews “Rereading Paul Together,” edited by David E. Aune.   Read more…

Israel’s Ancient Springs Under Threat

11/08 | The natural fresh-water springs in the Judean hill country, which have supported agriculture and herding in this region for thousands of years, are increasingly under threat from drought and pollution,   Read more…

Feminist Bible Interpretation

11/08 | Bible scholar and self-described feminist Jane Schaberg considers the possibility of a feminist bias in Bible scholarship.   Read more…


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