Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

Pharoah's Tomb, Valley of Kings

Jun 14

Ramesses III in Arabia?

By: Marek Dospěl

Egyptian archaeologists will start digging at two sites in Saudi Arabia in late 2021 to learn more about Egypt's connections to ancient Arabia.

BAR Lamp

Jun 14

BAS Publication Awards – Call for Entries

By:

Nominations are invited for the 2021 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards, for books published in 2019 and 2020. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books […]

Mary Magdalene

Jun 13

Was Mary Magdalene Wife of Jesus? Was Mary Magdalene a Prostitute?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute who repented or simply an influential female follower of Jesus? Mary from Magdala has popularly been saddled with an unfavorable reputation, but how did this notion come about?

qeiyafa-doorway

Jun 12

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

By: Megan Sauter

In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered shrine model from Khirbet Qeiyafa hold the answer?

tel-dan-stele

Jun 11

The Tel Dan Inscription: The First Historical Evidence of King David from the Bible

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Few modern Biblical archaeology discoveries have attracted as much attention as the Tel Dan inscription—writing on a ninth-century B.C. stone slab (or stela) that furnished the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible.

Jun 9

A Moment for Reflection…And New Beginnings

By: Glenn J. Corbett

Like many of you, we enter this summer season both deeply aware of the incredible pain and loss our global community has suffered during the […]

canaanite-sidon-burial

Jun 9

What Happened to the Canaanites?

By: Robin Ngo

For the first time, researchers have conducted DNA sequencing on ancient Canaanite skeletons and have determined where the Canaanites’ descendants can be found today.

Baptism of Saint Calixte

Jun 8

The Pandemic Roots of Infant Baptism

By: Marek Dospěl

The enduring COVID-19 global crisis has demonstrated in plentiful ways that such catastrophic events as pandemics are able not only shape human history but also […]

Cornelius

Jun 7

The Origin of Christianity

By: Noah Wiener

Geza Vermes explores the origin of Christianity by examining the characteristics of the Jewish Jesus movement to see how it developed into a distinctly gentile religion.

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

Jun 6

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

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.