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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…

Love Your Neighbor: Only Israelites or Everyone?

04/23 | The Book of Leviticus tells us to love our neighbors, but who are our neighbors? Does the command mean to just love fellow Israelites—or everyone?   Read more…

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

04/22 | Italian excavators working in Capernaum may have uncovered the remnants of the humble house of Peter that Jesus called home while in Capernaum.   Read more…

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

04/21 | How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.   Read more…

The Apostle Peter in Rome

04/20 | Brown University Religious Studies professor Nicola Denzey Lewis answers frequently asked questions about the apostle Peter. Denzey Lewis appears in the CNN series Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, which aims   Read more…

What Is Coptic and Who Were the Copts in Ancient Egypt?

04/19 | When did the ancient Egyptians stop writing in hieroglyphs, and what came next? From the fourth to ninth centuries C.E., Egypt was predominantly Christian. During this time, the language used   Read more…

Ophel Excavations Uncover Jewish Revolt Coins in Rebel Hideout

04/18 | Dozens of bronze Jewish revolt coins from the First Jewish Revolt against Rome were discovered in the renewed Ophel excavations in Jerusalem.   Read more…

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

04/17 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides evidence for how ancient taxes were   Read more…

Did the Ancient Israelites Think Children Were People?

04/16 | The Book of Exodus presumably reflects the views of its Israelite authors on their deity, morality, and the like. Why then would the Israelites have imagined Yahweh slaughtering Egyptian children   Read more…


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