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5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Billboard Discovered

07/20 | Egyptologists recently discovered the oldest known monumental hieroglyphs.   Read more…

What Is Coptic and Who Were the Copts in Ancient Egypt?

07/18 | When did the ancient Egyptians stop writing in hieroglyphs, and what came next? From the fourth to ninth centuries C.E., Egypt was predominantly Christian. During this time, the language used   Read more…

Jesus Before Pilate

07/17 | The Gospels offer a surprisingly excusatory depiction of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea directly responsible for Jesus’ death. While the contemporary sources do not mention Pilate’s fatal involvement   Read more…

The Origin of Sin and Death in the Bible

07/12 | What is the origin of sin and death in the Bible? Who was the first sinner?   Read more…

What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

07/10 | What did Jesus look like? In “Painting a Portrait of Jesus,” D. Moody Smith examined the difficulties in answering this question.   Read more…

On Display in Rome: Images of the Temple Menorah

07/07 | The Menorah: Worship, History and Myth, a major exhibition on display at the Vatican Museum and the Jewish Museum in Rome, provides dramatic images of the Temple Menorah.   Read more…

The Enduring Symbolism of Doves

07/01 | Few symbols have a tradition as long and as rich as the dove. Read about what it represents and how its use has been shared, adapted and reinterpreted across cultures   Read more…

What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

06/26 | 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…

King Herod’s Ritual Bath at Machaerus

06/25 | Several mikva’ot (Jewish ritual baths) have been uncovered at Machaerus, the palace-fortress on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea where Salome danced and John the Baptist was beheaded. Archaeologist   Read more…

Where Did Early Christian Monks Get Their Wealth?

06/24 | To the “holy poor” or the “real poor”—that is the question. To whom were alms to be directed? This question divided the early Christian monastic movement in the East.   Read more…


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