Tag: mary and joseph

The Enduring Symbolism of Doves

07/01 | Few symbols have a tradition as long and as rich as the dove. Read about what it represents and how its use has been shared, adapted and reinterpreted across cultures   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

James or Jacob in the Bible?

04/27 | How did the Jewish name Ya’akov, properly translated as Jacob, become James in English versions of the Bible?   Read more…

Posted in Bible Versions and Translations, People in the Bible.

Is the Earliest Image of the Virgin Mary in the Dura-Europos Church?

03/16 | A third-century portrait of a woman drawing water from a well was uncovered in the Dura-Europos church in Syria. While this was originally interpreted as the Biblical scene of the   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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