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Classical Corner: A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire

08/21 | In the Greco-Roman world, there is ample evidence that celestial objects, their movements and occasional surprise appearances not only inspired awe and wonder, but in some cases directly influenced mythology,   Read more…

An Unexpected Consequence of the Christian Crusades

08/17 | The Fihrist, and the scholarship it represents, is one of the shining positives that emerged from the Crusades.   Read more…

Tel Maresha Caves Reveal Lost World of the Idumeans

08/17 | Tel Maresha, located in the Judean foothills southwest of Jerusalem, exists on two levels—one a typical Hellenistic town; the other a subterranean metropolis of cave complexes.   Read more…

Ancient Combat Sports

08/16 | Three ancient Olympic combat events—wrestling, boxing and pancratium—reveal much about the aspirations and values of ancient Greece, about what was deemed honorable, fair and beautiful, both in the eyes of   Read more…

Hezekiah’s Religious Reform—In the Bible and Archaeology

08/16 | One of the most significant changes in the religious life of ancient Israel occurred during the reign of the Judahite king Hezekiah, in the late eighth century B.C.E. According to   Read more…

Job Challenges God by Suing: God Responds

08/15 | After losing his health, wealth and children in inexplicable tragedies, the righteous and devout man Job questions God as to what he must have done to deserve such a heavy   Read more…

August 2017: An Eclipse of Biblical Proportions

08/11 | See an eclipse of Biblical proportions. A total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States on August 21, 2017.   Read more…

Was Jesus a Jew?

08/10 | Was Jesus a Jew? Some people claim that Jesus was a Christian. Some have claimed that he was an Aryan Christian. But in recent decades scholars have been returning to   Read more…

What Happened to the Canaanites?

08/09 | For the first time, researchers have conducted DNA sequencing on ancient Canaanite skeletons and have determined where the Canaanites’ descendants can be found today.   Read more…

The Four-Room House: Typically Israelite?

08/07 | Are so-called four-room houses an infallible sign of Israelites’ presence just because many have been found at sites identified as Israelite? If you think they are, how do you avoid   Read more…


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