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Tel Maresha Caves Reveal Hellenistic Treasures

Tel Maresha Caves Reveal Hellenistic Treasures

Jonah and the Whale

09/18 | The Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the sacred Day of Atonement. Why, of all   Read more…

What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

09/17 | Some of the most famous churches in Jerusalem were built during the Christian Crusades by Crusaders wishing to memorialize sites they believed to have great Christian significance.   Read more…

Tel Maresha Caves Reveal Lost World of the Idumeans

09/16 | Tel Maresha, located in the Judean foothills southwest of Jerusalem, exists on two levels—one a typical Hellenistic town; the other a subterranean metropolis of cave complexes.   Read more…

James or Jacob in the Bible?

09/15 | How did the Jewish name Ya’akov, properly translated as Jacob, become James in English versions of the Bible?   Read more…

Site-Seeing: Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem

09/14 | Every visitor to Jerusalem has seen David’s Tower. Scholar Jonathan Klawans recommends venturing inside the magnificent complex.   Read more…

Mary, Simeon or Anna: Who First Recognized Jesus as Messiah?

09/13 | Who was the first person to truly recognize Jesus as the messiah and understand the implications? Biblical scholar Ben Witherington III takes a close look at the account given in   Read more…

The Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls

09/11 | What is the significance of the Aramaic texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls for elucidating the literary, societal, political, and religious contexts of ancient Judaism and nascent Christianity?   Read more…

The Tel Dan Inscription: The First Historical Evidence of King David from the Bible

09/10 | Few modern Biblical archaeology discoveries have attracted as much attention as the Tel Dan inscription—writing on a ninth-century B.C. stone slab (or stela) that furnished the first historical evidence of   Read more…

Biblical Riot at Ephesus: The Archaeological Context

09/09 | How accurate is Luke’s account of the riot at Ephesus described in Acts 19:23–41? Excavations at the site bring this Biblical event to reality in a new way—from inscriptions and   Read more…


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