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Does the Gospel of Mark Reveal Jesus’ Anger or His Compassion?

09/16 | In the fifth-century C.E. Codex Bezae, an early edition of the New Testament written in Greek, the Gospel of Mark describes Jesus’ anger before healing a leper (Mark 1:41). While   Read more…

The Phoenician Alphabet in Archaeology

09/12 | The Phoenician script was borrowed by the Israelites, Greeks and Romans. Learn what sorts of texts the Phoenicians wrote as revealed by a recent archaeological excavation.   Read more…

Did the Carthaginians Really Practice Infant Sacrifice?

09/10 | One of the most debated questions in the study of the ancient world is whether or not the Carthaginians practiced human sacrifice—more specifically, the sacrifice of infants. Recent studies have   Read more…

Does Radiocarbon Dating Accuracy Help Us Determine Bible Chronology?

09/08 | Is radiocarbon dating more reliable to determine Biblical chronology than traditional methods of dating archaeological strata?   Read more…

New Testament Political Figures: The Evidence

09/07 | 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…

The Shema‘ Yisrael

09/06 | In BAR, Armin Lange and Esther Eshel discuss a Jewish amulet that contains one of the earliest monotheistic readings of Deuteronomy.   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

09/05 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…

Bronze Age Collapse: Pollen Study Highlights Late Bronze Age Drought

09/03 | What caused the Bronze Age collapse? A recent study of pollen grains in sediment cores beneath the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea provides a new view of the   Read more…

The Ancient Library of Alexandria

09/03 | When Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C.E., the Ptolemaic dynasty was given control of Egypt. Ptolemy I (c. 367–283 B.C.E.) established his capital at Alexandria and immediately began to   Read more…

Archaeologists Identify the World’s Earliest “Matches” in Ancient Israel

09/03 | The ability to cultivate fire stands out as a distinct step in the development of humanity. The ancient Greeks believed that the trickster titan Prometheus stole flames for humanity to   Read more…


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