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The Magdala Stone: The Jerusalem Temple Embodied

01/19 | For a people living in the diaspora, unable to visit the Jerusalem Temple frequently, what kept the memory and centrality of the Temple fresh in their minds? An intriguing stone   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

01/11 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

12/08 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, People in the Bible, Scholar’s Study.


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