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Does the Gospel of Mark Reveal Jesus’ Anger or His Compassion?

09/18 | In the fifth-century C.E. Codex Bezae, an early edition of the New Testament written in Greek, the Gospel of Mark describes Jesus’ anger before healing a leper (Mark 1:41). While   Read more…

Searching for Biblical Mt. Sinai

09/18 | Where is Mt. Sinai? At a 2013 colloquium in Israel, an international group of scholars debated the question. At the center of the debate was Har Karkom, a mountain ridge   Read more…

Jethro in the Bible

09/18 | Read the article by Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel as it appeared in Bible Review.   Read more…

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

09/18 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

How Bad Was Jezebel?

09/17 | For more than two thousand years, Jezebel has been saddled with a reputation as the bad girl of the Bible, the wickedest of women. This ancient queen has been denounced   Read more…

Nehemiah—The Man Behind the Wall

09/17 | Few people are familiar with the Biblical figure Nehemiah, and yet he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C. following the Babylonian exile.   Read more…

The Stones of Herod’s Temple Reveal Temple Mount History

09/15 | Building and furnishing the Herodian Temple involved more than stone quarrying and laying, but the stones and foundations of Herod’s Temple can give us clues to Temple Mount history.   Read more…

Alexander the Great in an Ancient Synagogue?

09/14 | A stunning 1,500-year-old mosaic that might depict a meeting between Alexander the Great and the Jewish high priest has been revealed in full.   Read more…

Christian Apocrypha: The “Lost Gospels”?

09/13 | The Christian apocrypha—noncanonical gospels—didn’t make the cut. But were they truly rejected, suppressed and destroyed? Until recent times there was no doubt. But now this “truth” may be unraveling. Many   Read more…

Judaea Capta Coin Uncovered in Bethsaida Excavations

09/07 | A bronze Judaea Capta coin issued by Jewish ruler Agrippa II was discovered in the 2014 Bethsaida excavations.   Read more…


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