Tag: Essenes

The Fishy Secret to Ancient Magdala’s Economic Growth

08/09 | Historical sources say that the export of salted fish at Magdala was so successful that it soon became a self-sustaining town. What does the archaeology reveal?   Read more…

Posted in Archaeology Today, Biblical Archaeology Places, Biblical Archaeology Sites.

How the Serpent Became Satan

04/08 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

Josephus on the Essenes

03/01 | Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls, People in the Bible.


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