Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

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Apr 23

What Did People Eat and Drink in Roman Palestine?

By: Megan Sauter

Go on a culinary adventure through historical and archaeological remains to reconstruct the diet of the average person in Roman Palestine.

Apr 22

The Biblical Moses

By: BAS Staff

Moses’ story is told in the Book of Exodus, but it starts in Genesis with the story of Abraham and his family with whom God makes a covenant.

Apr 21

The 10 Strangest Foods in the Bible

By: David Moster

Many Biblical stories are set within the context of a meal. While most of these are about regular meals, others refer to more bizarre, extreme or supernatural cases of eating and drinking.

Apr 19

Call for Entries: BAS Publication Awards 2019

By: BAS Staff

Nominations are invited for the 2019 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards, for books published in 2017 and 2018.

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Apr 19

Jesus’ Last Supper Still Wasn’t a Passover Seder Meal

By: Jonathan Klawans

Many people still assume that Jesus’ Last Supper was a Seder, a ritual meal held in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover. In this exclusive Bible History Daily guest post, Boston University Professor of Religion Jonathan Klawans provides an update to his popular Bible Review article questioning this common assumption.

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Apr 19

Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Many assume that Jesus' Last Supper was a Seder, the ritual Passover meal. Examine evidence from the synoptic Gospels with scholar Jonathan Klawans.

Apr 18

Copper Ingots Found in Ancient Shipwreck off Turkish Coast

By: Samuel DeWitt Pfister

A team of underwater archaeologists recently found the remains of an ancient shipwreck just off the coast of Turkey.

Apr 17

Women of the Ancient Near East: Beturia Paulina

By: Carly Silver

There are a few unique references to Roman women converting to Judaism in the first century C.E.

Apr 16

Nathan-Melek: Servant of the King

By: Megan Sauter

An impressive new seal impression has been uncovered in the City of David in Jerusalem.

Apr 15

Making Sense of Kosher Laws

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The origins of Jewish dietary or kosher laws (kashrut) have long been the subject of scholarly research and debate.