Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

Codex Sinaiticus

Oct 16

What’s Missing from Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Compare differences in the Biblical text between the King James Version and Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament.

Oct 15

King David’s Judah Found?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Despite King David’s prominence in the Hebrew Bible, little archaeological evidence has been directly linked to the early years of the Kingdom of Judah. As […]

open-torah-pointer

Oct 14

What Does the Bible Say About Tattoos?

By: Megan Sauter

Although Leviticus 19:28 clearly prohibits tattoos, it does not give an explicit reason why. This begs the question: Why does the Bible prohibit tattoos?

Qumran Pool

Oct 13

Clean or Unclean?

By: John Drummond

Second Temple Judaism has become almost synonymous with the idea of ritual purity. From various sources, including Rabbinic writings, the works of Josephus, and the […]

Ephesus Theater

Oct 12

Biblical Riot at Ephesus: The Archaeological Context

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

How accurate is Luke’s account of the riot at Ephesus described in Acts 19:23–41? Excavations at the site bring this Biblical event to reality in a new way—from inscriptions and figurines of the goddess Artemis to the theater where the riot took place.

House of Peter in Capernaum

Oct 12

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Italian excavators working in Capernaum may have uncovered the remnants of the humble house of Peter that Jesus called home while in Capernaum.

Oct 11

The Brutality of the Crusades

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Textual sources are generally our primary source of information about the life and death of soldiers who fought in the Crusades (11th–13th centuries C.E.). Similarly, […]

Oct 10

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.

peter-el-greco

Oct 9

The Apostle Peter in Rome

By: Nicola Denzey Lewis

Brown University Religious Studies professor Nicola Denzey Lewis answers frequently asked questions about the apostle Peter. Denzey Lewis appears in the CNN series Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, which aims to investigate artifacts that shed light on the world in which Jesus lived.

Oct 8

A Toilet Fit for a King?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

While carrying out excavations on a 2,700-year-old palatial estate in Jerusalem, a team of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority came across a surprising and […]