Tag: gabriel barkay

1,500-Year-Old Christian Amulet References Eucharist

09/05 | A Christian amulet dating to the sixth century C.E.—one of the world’s earliest known Christian amulets—has recently been brought to light at the University of Manchester.   Read more…

Posted in News, Post-Biblical Period.

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

06/01 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides new evidence for how ancient taxes   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, Inscriptions.

Word Play

05/15 | In the Hebrew Bible there are clear indications that writing was often thought to have tangible, even magical, properties.   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.


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