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King Solomon’s Two-Buck Chuck

01/03 | Gershon Galil recently proposed that Jerusalem’s oldest inscription is in Hebrew and it refers to a cheap type of wine.   Read more…

Scholar’s Study: The Great Tekhelet Debate

01/02 | Zvi C. Koren and Baruch and Judy Taubes Sterman debate the shade of God’s chosen color for the ancient Israelites.   Read more…

Ancient Fabric Dyed Biblical Blue?

01/02 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced in a press release that 2,000-year-old indigo fabric found near the Dead Sea was dyed using a technique that may have also produced tekhelet,   Read more…

Zvi C. Koren’s Reply to the Stermans’ Response

01/02 | Zvi C. Koren responded to the Stermans’ article, and this post is part of the extended tekhelet debate on the BAS Scholar’s Study page.   Read more…

Video: Leaving Home: Jewish-Hellenistic Authors on the Exodus

01/02 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Bern scholar René Bloch online for free.   Read more…

Why Did Judas Identify Jesus with a Kiss?

12/24 | I’ve been reading a new book titled Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem “On the Life and the Passion of Christ”: A Coptic Apocryphon by the Dutch scholar Roelof van den Broek.1 In   Read more…

Piety Preserved

12/23 | Many manuscripts—literally, documents written by hand—from medieval Europe were supplemented with decorations that ranged from ornate initials and borders to illuminations that dominated the page. For a largely illiterate population,   Read more…

Bible Secrets Revealed, Episode 1: “Lost in Translation”

12/19 | Read what Bible Secrets Revealed consulting producer Dr. Robert Cargill reveals about the first installment of the History Channel series.   Read more…

BASONOVA Lecture: Why Did Kush Defend Judah in 701 BC?

12/19 | Second Kings and Isaiah report the siege of Jerusalem by Assyrian king Sennacherib is suddenly interrupted by a report that “Tirhakah, the king of Kush, is come forth to make   Read more…

Bible Secrets Revealed

12/19 | The History Channel’s new series “Bible Secrets Revealed” tackles the mysteries of the Bible over the course of six weeks.   Read more…


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