Tag: pagan symbols

Huqoq 2017: Mosaics of Jonah and the Whale, the Tower of Babel and More

08/02 | The 2017 excavation season at Huqoq unearthed more stunning mosaics depicting Greco-Roman and Biblical scenes, including the story of Jonah and the whale and the construction of the Tower of   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, News.

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.

Borrowing from the Neighbors

11/14 | Living in the Greco-Roman world, early Christians were able to draw from a set of rich artistic paradigms when they set out to depict their stories and beliefs in decorative   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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