By: Jonathan Laden
Purple dye, made from Mediterranean mollusk, gives textiles the royal purple color that is often referred to in the Bible. For the first time in the Levant, remnants of the dyed fabrics have been found from 1,000 B.C.E., the time of biblical Kings David and Solomon.
Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi codices in 1945, the Gnostic view of early Christianity had largely been forgotten. The teachings of Gnostic Christianity had been virtually erased from history by the early church fathers.
By: David Moster
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the world’s most important collections of Biblical artifacts.
Few modern Biblical archaeology discoveries have attracted as much attention as the Tel Dan inscription—writing on a ninth-century B.C. stone slab (or stela) that furnished the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible.
By: Mark Wilson
The ubiquity of hoards in antiquity, both in time and region, suggests that the phenomenon was so well known that Paul could reasonably use it as an analogy. These treasures—the coin hoards mentioned in of 2 Corinthians 4:7—were never placed in clay lamps but rather in clay jars.
By: Yosef Garfinkel
I was pleased to see four reputable scholars dedicate such a long discussion to refuting my putative interpretation of the cultic paraphernalia from Moẓa as […]
By: Marek Dospěl
Evidence shows that preserved early Christian manuscripts are more often codices than the then-established bookrolls. Why?