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Titus Flavius Josephus and the Prophet Jeremiah

05/02 | In the first century C.E., during the First Jewish Revolt, the Jewish historian Josephus urged his besieged countrymen in Jerusalem to surrender to the Romans. Half a millennium earlier, Jeremiah   Read more…

Lydia and Tabitha in the Bible

05/01 | While the majority of the leaders of the early Christian church were men, the New Testament describes several prominent women leaders as well. Teresa Calpino analyzes two of these women—Tabitha   Read more…

A Royal Tomb at Biblical Armageddon?

04/30 | In 2016, team members of the Megiddo Expedition digging at the location of Biblical Armageddon uncovered a lavish tomb adjacent to a monumental Middle Bronze Age palace.   Read more…

Mark and John: A Wedding at Cana—Whose and Where?

04/29 | James Tabor discusses the wedding at Cana from the Gospels of Mark and John. Whose wedding was this and why were Jesus and his family present?   Read more…

Where Did Jesus Turn Water into Wine?

04/28 | Where did Jesus turn water into wine? According to archaeologist Tom McCollough in “Searching for Cana: Where Jesus Turned Water into Wine” in BAR, one site offers the most compelling   Read more…

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

04/27 | 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…

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

04/26 | The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the   Read more…

Job Challenges God by Suing: God Responds

04/25 | 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…

Hezekiah’s Tunnel Reexamined

04/24 | For more than a hundred years, an extraordinary water tunnel in Jerusalem has been attributed to King Hezekiah, who dug it to protect the city’s water supply during the Assyrian   Read more…

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

04/24 | The Bethesda Pool, where Jesus heals the paralytic man in the Gospel of John, is a complex site. It appears to have been a mikveh, or ritual bath. As the   Read more…


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