Bible History Daily

Bible History Daily

May 13

New Horizons at Hazor 

By: Megan Sauter

Archaeologists with the Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations have been digging at Hazor, Israel’s largest archaeological site, since 1990. Yet, in 2020, the expedition’s directors, Amnon […]

May 12

Bible Scholar Brent Landau Asks “Who Were the Magi?”

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

A lost Syriac manuscript, the Revelation of the Magi, translated into English by Bible scholar Brent Landau, may help answer that key question from the Christmas story: “Who were the magi?”

Raphael Isaiah

May 11

Who Was Isaiah?

By: BAS Staff

Isaiah is arguably the most popular of all the Hebrew prophets who wrote their oracles. In this BAS Library special collection, gain fascinating insights into Isaiah the prophet.

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May 10

Publication Push at Tel Burna

By: Megan Sauter

Situated in the Shephelah (Judean foothills), Tel Burna is a candidate for biblical Libnah. Itzick Shai of Ariel University and Steven Ortiz of Lipscomb University […]

Antiochus IV--Epiphanes

May 9

Antiochus Epiphanes—The Bible’s Most Notoriously Forgotten Villain

By: John Gregory Drummond

Many names come to mind when someone mentions the great “villains” of the Bible. Some are foreign powers, like the Pharaoh of the Exodus or […]

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May 8

Where Did Jesus Turn Water into Wine?

By: Robin Ngo

Where did Jesus turn water into wine? According to archaeologist Tom McCollough, one site offers the most compelling evidence that Cana of Galilee has been found.

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May 7

James or Jacob in the Bible?

By: Mark Wilson

How did the Jewish name Ya’akov, properly translated as Jacob, become James in English versions of the Bible?

May 6

Sweat of Thy Brow

By: John Drummond 

In the coming months many across the world will find themselves toiling sway in the summer heat and drenched in sweat. Being hot and sweaty […]

May 4

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 3

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.