Tag: john the baptist

Machaerus: Beyond the Beheading of John the Baptist

05/02 | According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod Antipas had John the Baptist imprisoned and killed at the request of the beautiful Salome. The historian Josephus locates the event at the eastern   Read more…

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The Masada Siege

04/17 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Baptismal Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

04/02 | In 2015, UNESCO added the archaeological complex at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—called the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List. Another tradition places the baptismal site on the west bank   Read more…

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