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After the Pittsburgh Tragedy

11/09 | Religion professor and BAR author Jonathan Klawans provides reflections after the tragedy that befell the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.   Read more…

How to Make a Mudbrick

11/08 | Anyone can make a mudbrick! The recipe is simple—and the ingredients are common.   Read more…

Learn More About the Temple Mount Now

11/07 | Considered sacred ground even before Biblical times and bitterly contested in our own day, the Temple Mount is one of the most fascinating and important places on earth.   Read more…

The Origins of Democracy

11/06 | When we think of democracy, we usually think of the ancient Greeks, but identifying the exact origins of political practices can be tricky.   Read more…

New Testament Political Figures: The Evidence

11/05 | Archaeology has confirmed 53 people from the Hebrew Bible. What about the New Testament? In BAR, Lawrence Mykytiuk examines the political figures in the New Testament who can be identified   Read more…

An Unexpected Consequence of the Christian Crusades

11/04 | The Fihrist, and the scholarship it represents, is one of the shining positives that emerged from the Crusades.   Read more…

Lilith in the Bible and Mythology

11/03 | Who were the original humans that God created in the Garden of Eden: Adam and Eve? Or Adam and Lilith? A close look at the opening chapters of Genesis—and ancient   Read more…

The Nicea Church: Where Did the Council of Nicea Meet?

11/02 | Off the shores of Nicea, archaeologists have uncovered a basilica, which stands over what appears to be an earlier church. Could this church be where the famous Council of Nicea   Read more…

Canaan and Egypt: Ancient Fish Trade

11/01 | Scientists determined through an analysis of fish teeth that there was an extensive fish trade between Canaan and Egypt 3,500 years ago.   Read more…

Who Is Satan?

10/31 | Does our modern conception of Satan have any resemblance to the devil in the Bible? Just who is Satan?   Read more…


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