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The Exodus: Fact or Fiction?

03/28 | Does archaeological evidence connect with Israel’s Exodus from Egypt—a central event in the Bible? Egyptian artifacts and sites show that the Biblical text does indeed recount accurate memories from the   Read more…

Medicine in the Ancient World

03/27 | What exactly did ancient cultures do to combat disease and injury, and did these methods have any real basis in science as we know it today? The answers may surprise   Read more…

Jesus and the Cross

03/26 | Most scholars believe that early Christians did not use the cross as an image of their religion. So how did the cross become modern Christianity’s most popular symbol?   Read more…

Resurrecting the Original Easter Vision

03/26 | Jesus’s resurrection happens off-screen. The actual moment when Jesus rises from the dead was not witnessed and, therefore, not explicitly described in the Gospels. Nevertheless, that has not stopped Christians   Read more…

When Was the First Communion?

03/25 | Early Christians celebrated the Lord’s Supper as a full meal, but by the third century, it had ceased to be a banquet and had become a ritualized small meal instead.   Read more…

The Staurogram

03/24 | The staurogram, a crucifixion symbol made out of the Greek letters tau-rho, is 200 years older than the oldest previously-known images of Jesus on the cross.   Read more…

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

03/23 | What kind of stone sealed the tomb of Jesus? Was it a round (disk-shaped) stone or a square (cork-shaped) stone? While both kinds of blocking stones are attested in Jerusalem   Read more…

On What Day Did Jesus Rise?

03/22 | On what day did Jesus rise? After three days or on the third day? Ben Witherington III examines this question in BAR.   Read more…

St. Nicholas Ring Unearthed in Jezreel Valley Garden

03/21 | A landscaper working in the Jezreel Valley discovered a 700-year-old ring bearing the image of St. Nicholas.   Read more…

Tour Showcases Remains of Herod’s Jerusalem Palace—Possible Site of the Trial of Jesus

03/20 | Visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City can explore remains of King Herod’s palace, which may be where Roman governor Pontius Pilate tried and condemned Jesus of Nazareth to death.   Read more…


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