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Left-Handed People in the Bible

06/13 | Were the warriors from the tribe of Benjamin left-handed by nature or nurture?   Read more…

Why Study Prehistoric Israel?

06/12 | Studying prehistoric Israel can give us a better perspective on Israel in the Biblical period, says archaeologist Daniel Nadel.   Read more…

Is the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife a Fake?

06/10 | When Harvard’s Karen King announced at a 2012 scholarly conference in Rome that a fragment of an authentic fourth-century gospel had come into her hands in which Jesus, speaking in   Read more…

Jewish Worship, Pagan Symbols

06/09 | Ein Harod is a spring that rises in the valley of Jezreel at the foot of Mt. Gilboa. Gideon gathered his men there to sort out the good soldiers from   Read more…

No Matches? No Problem. Ancient Fire-Making in Israel

06/08 | Archaeologists excavated a 9,000-year-old limestone slab in Ramat Bet Shemesh that might have been used in Neolithic fire-making.   Read more…

Archaeological Looting and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

06/07 | In the Middle East, archaeological looting and the deliberate destruction of archaeological sites and monuments are rampant. What, if anything, can be done?   Read more…

The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity

06/06 | Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi codices in 1945, the Gnostic view of early Christianity had largely been forgotten. The teachings of Gnostic Christianity—vilified especially since they were declared   Read more…

What’s Missing from Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament?

06/05 | Compare differences in the Biblical text between the King James Version and Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament.   Read more…

The Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

06/04 | New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole examines what the sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas reveal about the early Christian world in which they were written.   Read more…

The Gospel of Thomas’s 114 Sayings of Jesus

06/04 | Read the 114 sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas as translated by Stephen J. Patterson and James M. Robinson.   Read more…


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