Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

Dec 13

Who Was Jesus’ Biological Father?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Was Joseph Jesus’ biological father? If not, who was Jesus’ biological father? Andrew Lincoln examines what early Christians thought about conception and explains how views about this subject have changed over time.

Dec 11

More Queries & Comments, January/February 2020

By: BAS Staff

Gender Equality Please stick to biblical archaeology and leave the social engineering to others. We are all bombarded with politics 24/7 and I have no […]

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Dec 11

Scholarship Winners Speak Up

By: BAS Staff

Congratulations to our 2019 dig scholarship recipients! The Biblical Archaeology Society awarded scholarships to 12 individuals who would otherwise not have been able to participate […]

Scroll of Esther

Dec 11

Biblical Hebrew Phases: A Case Study

By: Ronald S. Hendel and Jan Joosten

The contrast between Classical and Late Biblical Hebrew is best illustrated by juxtaposing two extracts of biblical prose narrative, one from each corpus. Classical Biblical […]

Dec 10

How December 25 Became Christmas

By: Andrew McGowan

Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.

Roman Mansion Timber

Dec 9

In Jesus’ Time: The Ancient Art of the Deal

By: Jonathan Laden

For thousands of years, different peoples have interacted with each other by fighting wars and also by trading. In addition to the conquests that built […]

Dec 8

Seth in the Bible

By: Elie Wiesel

With Adam’s death, Seth became the patriarch of the first family. With the death of his brothers Cain and Abel and of Cain’s descendants, Seth became progenitor of the rest of the human race.

Dec 7

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the testimony of the unnamed “disciple whom Jesus loved.”

Jar Lid Showing Papyrus Residue

Dec 6

Decayed Papyrus Hints that More Dead Sea Scrolls Remain

By: Jonathan Laden

The owner of the lid thought that it was contaminated by hardened bat dung. However, the residue was from papyrus. A jar probably fell, dislodging the lid; the papyrus Dead Sea Scrolls then decomposed over the intervening centuries before modern discovery.

The Forum

Dec 5

BAF Lecture: Monument, Memory, and Cultural Identity in the Roman Forum

By: Michele Barasso

From its beginnings as a humble village to its height as a metropolis that ruled the Mediterranean, the city of Rome had as its geographic […]