Recent Stories

Biblical History at What Cost?

07/24 | Recently, the Hobby Lobby corporation—owned by the Green family—agreed to pay a $3 million fine for the purchase of thousands of artifacts believed to have been smuggled out of Iraq.   Read more…

Alternative Facts: Domitian’s Persecution of Christians

07/24 | “Alternative facts” and “fake news” are not just a contemporary phenomenon. On occasion ancient writers similarly tried to spin their version of the truth. One such claim was that Roman   Read more…

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…

Beth Shean in the Bible and Archaeology

07/16 | Beth Shean plays an important role in the Bible following the death of King Saul and as a major Israelite administrative center. Excavations over the past century have revealed what   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…

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

07/11 | What is the location of Tarshish, the Biblical source of the Phoenician silver trade? A Hacksilber Project study points to Spain and Sardinia as the Biblical world’s source of   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…

The “Philistines” to the North

07/08 | The Philistines, who established the famous five cities in the southern coastal plain, were just one tribe of Sea Peoples who invaded Canaan in the 12th century B.C.E. The northern   Read more…


Enter Your Log In Credentials

Change Password

×