Tag: the bible history

Josephus on the Essenes

01/11 | Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls, People in the Bible.

A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

12/05 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Cultures, Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Bible Scholar Brent Landau Asks “Who Were the Magi”?

11/28 | A lost Syriac manuscript, the Revelation of the Magi, translated into English by Bible scholar Brent Landau, may help answer that key question from the Christmas story: “Who were the   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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