Tag: Tel Dan Inscription

The Tel Dan inscription, or "House of David" inscription, was discovered in 1993 at the site of Tel Dan in northern Israel in an excavation directed by Israeli archaeologist Avraham Biran. The broken and fragmentary inscription commemorates the victory of an Aramean king over his two southern neighbors: the “king of Israel” and the “king of the House of David.” What made the Tel Dan inscription one of the most exciting Biblical archaeology discoveries for scholars and the broader public was its unprecedented reference to the “House of David.” The stela’s fragmented inscription, first read and translated by the renowned epigrapher Joseph Naveh, proved that King David from the Bible was a genuine historical figure and not simply the fantastic literary creation of later Biblical writers and editors.

Jesus Was a Refugee

10/15 | With news that over a million refugees have in the last year fled to Europe, scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

09/18 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Hebrew Bible, Temple at Jerusalem.

The Siloam Pool: Where Jesus Healed the Blind Man

09/04 | The Siloam Pool has long been considered a sacred Christian site, even if the correct identification of the site itself was uncertain. According to the Gospel of John, it was   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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