Tag: ancient inscription

The Oldest Hebrew Script and Language

12/26 | In a recent BAR article, epigraphy scholar Christopher Rollston asks a seemingly straightforward question: What is the oldest Hebrew inscription?   Read more…

Posted in Inscriptions.

Word Play

12/10 | Three thousand years ago, when alphabetic writing had just begun to spread across the masses of the ancient Near East, written words were far more than idle marks meant simply   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

Why Did the Magi Bring Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh?

12/02 | Were the gifts of the magi meant to save Jesus from the pain of arthritis? It’s possible, according to researchers at Cardiff University in Wales who have been studying the   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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