Tag: Mary Magdalene

First Person: Gold from the Temple?

07/15 | In his First Person in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks discusses two very different inscriptions—the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus fragment and the Jehoash Inscription—that are both   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

Was Mary Magdalene Wife of Jesus? Was Mary Magdalene a Prostitute?

06/16 | Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? Was Mary Magdalene wife of Jesus? These are the questions that concern author Birger A. Pearson in his article “From Saint to Sinner” that follows   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.

What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

04/30 | What did Jesus look like? In “Painting a Portrait of Jesus,” D. Moody Smith examines the difficulties in answering this question.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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