Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

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May 25

Who Were the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites in the Bible?

By: Megan Sauter

During the Iron Age, when Israel and Judah ruled Canaan, the kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom ruled east of the Jordan River. Recent archaeological discoveries vastly increase our understanding of these kingdoms and their religion.


May 23

Cain and Abel in the Bible

By: Elie Wiesel

World-renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel reflects on the Biblical figures Cain and Abel in a Supporting Roles column for Bible Review.

May 22

Where Noah Landed?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Still another group is looking for Mt. Ararat, where the Bible says Noah landed after the flood. This group is looking to confirm the tradition that nearby Mt. Cudi (Judi Dagh) is really Mt. Ararat, as recorded in the Quran, Sura 11.44.

St. Nicholas National Museum

May 21

Who Was St. Nicholas?

By: Mark Wilson

The legend of jolly old St. Nicholas evolved into Santa Claus in Christmas tradition, but who was St. Nicholas?

Rembrandt's Paul

May 19

Galatians 3:28—Neither Jew nor Greek, Slave nor Free, Male and Female

By: Karin Neutel

In her Biblical Views column in BAR, Biblical scholar Karin Neutel examines Paul’s vision for how we would live together in an ideal society.


May 17

Jesus as Lord of the Dance

By: Paul Dilley

The apocryphal Acts of John describe the dance of Jesus and the apostles. How widespread was the ritual of dance in Christian worship?

Woman, Unnamed

May 15

The Three Most Important Women in Mark’s Gospel—All Unnamed

By: James Tabor

A well-known theme of the New Testament Gospel of Mark is the utter and complete failure of Jesus’s 12 male apostles—even up to the bitter […]

The Plague in Rome

May 15

Pandemic, Plague, and Biblical History

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Where does pandemic disease, or plague, impact the history of early Christianity, and even before then, ancient Judaism? Biblical archaeologists have uncovered clues, but as […]

Bar Kokhba Jerusalem Coin

May 13

Rare Coin from Bar Kokhba Revolt Discovered in Jerusalem

By: Jonathan Laden

Rare Coin from Bar Kokhba Revolt Discovered in Jerusalem

May 10

Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship: A Public Conference

By: BAS Staff

Widely considered one of the most significant archaeological finds of all time, the Dead Sea Scrolls make up the tens of thousands of parchment and […]