Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

May 19

Errors in the Masoretes’ “Original” Hebrew Manuscripts of the Bible?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The Hebrew Bible today differs from the Bible manuscripts of the first millennium B.C.E. How do we identify alterations? Learn why critical editions of the Bible are essential.

May 19

Tabitha in the Bible

By: Robin Gallaher Branch

Biblical studies scholar Robin Gallaher Branch explores Luke’s depiction of a woman set on doing good for the poor and serving her friends, the widows, for whom she makes robes and clothing.

May 18

Ruins at Banias – King Herod’s Palace Identified at Caesarea Philippi

By: Marek Dospěl

King Herod’s palace may have been found at Caesarea Philippi (modern Banias). Though the site was excavated by famed archaeologist Ehud Netzer more than 40 […]

The Pyramin of Pharaoh Djoser

May 17

Pharaoh’s Brick Makers

By: Marek Dospěl

What does the Bibleclaim about the Israelites’ forced labor for the Pharaoh? Looking for the most plausible match in ancient Egyptian architecture.

church-of-the-redeemer

May 17

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? Marcel Serr and Dieter Vieweger discuss past and current investigations into the site where Jesus was crucified.

student excavating

May 16

Archaeology Tools from Trowels to Tech

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

With advances in technology, there are more archaeology tools than ever to help excavators dig into the past. Yet sometimes there is no substitute for […]

tablets-of-jewish-exiles

May 15

How Bad Was the Babylonian Exile?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Was there really weeping from the Judahite exiles by the rivers of Babylon? New evidence suggests that life was actually pretty good for some Judahite deportees and their successors.

May 14

First Person: Misogyny in the Bible

By: Hershel Shanks

According to scholar Christopher Rollston, there are many examples of the marginalization of women in the Bible.

May 13

Where Are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Where are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Today, the exact locations of six of the seven ancient Wonders of the World are known. Yet, the […]

Perga Inscription

May 12

Who Were the Galatians in the Bible?

By: Megan Sauter

Galatia refers to a region in north central Turkey; Ankara, the capital of modern Turkey, was once a major Galatian city (Ancyra). The name of Galatia is derived from the 20,000 Gauls who settled in the region in 278 B.C.E. More than two centuries later, in 25 B.C.E., the area became a Roman province and was extended to the south. In Paul’s day, the new province included the regions of Pisidia, Phrygia, and Lycaonia. Scholars often refer to these new, southern regions as “south Galatia” and to geographic Galatia as “north Galatia.”