Tag: ossuary

First Person: A Scepter from the Temple?

05/30 | In his First Person column in the May/June 2016 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks asks: Where is the paleographer who says the ivory pomegranate is fake?   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

Ivory Pomegranate Revisited: A Relic from Solomon’s Temple?

03/23 | The famous inscribed ivory pomegranate, which, if authentic, may have been the head of a scepter from Solomon’s Temple, has endured decades of debate. Is the inscription real, or is   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

11/18 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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