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Who Was Isaiah?

10/18 | Isaiah is arguably the most popular of all the Hebrew prophets who wrote their oracles. In this BAS Library special collection, gain fascinating insights into Isaiah the prophet.   Read more…

Learn Unknown Facts About Paul Today

10/17 | The apostle Paul traveled extensively throughout the Roman Empire to spread the teachings of Jesus. He spread the gospel for seven years across thousands of miles. What does archaeology tell   Read more…

Saving Aramaic, the Language Jesus Spoke

10/15 | Once spoken across most of the ancient Near East, Aramaic was most likely the language Jesus spoke. Yona Sabar, a scholar and one of the last living native speakers of   Read more…

How the Serpent Became Satan

10/14 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible?

10/13 | The meeting of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is described in the Bible. Bringing exquisite gifts, the Queen of Sheba came from an exotic land—but where exactly? Ethiopians   Read more…

The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity

10/12 | Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi codices in 1945, the Gnostic view of early Christianity had largely been forgotten. The teachings of Gnostic Christianity—vilified especially since they were declared   Read more…

2,000-Year-Old Jerusalem Inscription Bears City’s Name

10/09 | Archaeologists have unearthed a Second Temple period stone inscription that spells the name Jerusalem as Yerushalayim (as it’s spelled in Hebrew today).   Read more…

Precursor to Paleo-Hebrew Script Discovered in Jerusalem

10/08 | Alan Millard examines the Proto-Canaanite script of the earliest alphabetic text ever found in Jerusalem. What can it tell us about literacy during the time of David and Solomon?   Read more…

How Old Is That? Dating in the Ancient World

10/05 | Dating is one of the most important aspects of the archaeological world. In the first article of a new series called Biblical Archaeology 101, discover the difference between relative and   Read more…

Eunuchs in the Bible

10/04 | Stephen J. Patterson discusses what Jesus meant when he referred to “eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:11–12).   Read more…


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