Tag: Bible Interpretation

Hezekiah’s Religious Reform—In the Bible and Archaeology

08/16 | One of the most significant changes in the religious life of ancient Israel occurred during the reign of the Judahite king Hezekiah, in the late eighth century B.C.E. According to   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

Alternative Facts: Domitian’s Persecution of Christians

07/24 | “Alternative facts” and “fake news” are not just a contemporary phenomenon. On occasion ancient writers similarly tried to spin their version of the truth. One such claim was that Roman   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.

Jesus Before Pilate

07/17 | The Gospels offer a surprisingly excusatory depiction of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea directly responsible for Jesus’ death. While the contemporary sources do not mention Pilate’s fatal involvement   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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