Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

Linear Elamite text

Aug 12

Linear Elamite Deciphered!

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Despite the progress made deciphering ancient scripts over the past two centuries, a few remain tantalizingly out of reach, including the ancient Iranian script, Linear […]

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

Aug 11

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.

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Aug 11

The Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

By: Robin Ngo

New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole examines what the sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas reveal about the early Christian world in which they were written.

Aug 11

Milestones: Joseph Aviram (1915–2022)

By: BAS Staff

Joseph Aviram, long-time Director and President of the Israel Exploration Society (IES) and a key figure in the development and popularization of the field of […]

Aug 10

Pharaoh Merneptah’s Destruction of Gezer

By: Marek Dospěl

Editor’s Note: This blog article contains an image of human skeletal remains. Archaeologists excavating Canaanite Gezer unearthed a large building apparently destroyed by fire. Dating […]

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Aug 9

Speaking in Tongues in the Bible

By: Megan Sauter

Ben Witherington III addresses what happened at Pentecost in his Biblical Views column “Speaking in the Tongues of Men or Angels?”

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Aug 9

The Story of Ruth

By: Adele Berlin

According to Adele Berlin, the Book of Ruth illuminates the main theme of the Hebrew Bible: the continuity of God’s people in their land.

Mosaics at Horvat Hani

Aug 8

Uncovering Biblical Hannah’s Final Resting Place

By: Parker Blackwell

A Byzantine church and convent believed to be dedicated to biblical Hannah, mother of the prophet Samuel, received new life after being excavated for the […]

Aug 7

Anna in the Bible

By: Robin Gallaher Branch

Anna is one of the Bible’s most unusual women. Introduced at the end of the Birth Narrative (Luke 1:1-2:40), Anna concludes the sextet of named, pious Israelites surrounding the miraculous births of John and Jesus.

Wall of Biblical Jerusalem

Aug 6

Missing Wall of Biblical Jerusalem Discovered

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Eastern section of Jerusalem’s Iron Age wall has been discovered.. It was uncovered in the City of David Archaeological Park, a short distance from the Temple Mount.