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Should We Take Creation Stories in Genesis Literally?

10/12 | Were the creation stories in Genesis meant to be taken literally? Maybe not, says Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky in her Biblical Views column “The Multiple Truths of Myths” in the   Read more…

Who Was St. Nicholas?

10/11 | The legend of jolly old St. Nicholas evolved into Santa Claus in Christmas tradition, but who was St. Nicholas?   Read more…

BAR Test Kitchen: Roman Custard

10/11 | Learn how to make a sweet custard from ancient Rome with the BAR Test Kitchen.   Read more…

Everyday Eves

10/10 | Carol L. Meyers examines what life was like for women in Biblical times. Archaeological evidence, ethnographic studies and Biblical texts illuminate women’s roles in both the household and community and   Read more…

Ancient Board Games in Biblical Gath

10/09 | Fragmentary finds of gaming boards, playing pieces, and knucklebones attest to the popularity of ancient board games in biblical Gath.   Read more…

What Does the Bible Say About Infertility?

10/05 | Joel S. Baden and Candida R. Moss analyze the Biblical portrayal of infertility in the Biblical Views column “Reevaluating Biblical Infertility.”   Read more…

Second Temple Period Discoveries at Biblical Hebron

09/28 | Biblical Hebron, mentioned nearly 100 times in the Hebrew Bible, was a significant ancient city. Recent excavations have uncovered the town from the Second Temple period. Who lived here? Jewish,   Read more…

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

09/26 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

09/25 | See a visualization of the Herodian family tree and key events in the New Testament related to members of the Herodian family.   Read more…

Jonah and the Whale

09/23 | 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…


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