Exodus: History, myth, folktale, truth

Professor Charles R. Krahmalkov in the pages of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), wrote “In Biblical studies truth is often only a matter of personal opinion, or a test of scholarly perceptions, or a momentary consensus.” We would not so much agree with that. For us the Truth would be to cling to the literal word […]

2018 Septuagint Summer School in Salzburg

2-6 July 2018 – with Kristin De Troyer The Hebrew and Greek Texts of Joshua With the Salzburg Seniors ́ Seminar on Hebrew and Greek Manuscripts,Texts and Contexts by William Horbury (Cambridge), Günther Stemberger (Vienna), Johann Maier (Cologne), Andrew Macintosh (Cambridge), Stefan Reif (Cambridge) and Tessa Rajak (Oxford)   If you are a graduate student […]

Dead Sea Scrolls on display in Denver

For those who are not able to travel to the the Middle East, living in the United States of America, there may be their chance to see a selection of Dead Sea Scrolls which are on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Denver, Colorado, from March 16 to September 3, 2018. […]

A rich history of ancient and Biblical Jordan to explore

Other than Israel, no country has as many Biblical sites and associations as Jordan: Mount Nebo, where Moses gazed at the Promised Land; Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John baptized Jesus; Lot’s Cave, where Lot and his daughters sought refuge after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; Madaba, home of a stunning mosaic map of […]

New Testament Political Figures: The Evidence

Regularly Christians are questioned about the existence of the Biblical figures, whilst those asking the questions do not doubt the existence of so many other historical figures where there is less written about and less findings discovered. Concerning the Ancient times and writings in the Hebrew Scriptures we do have archaeologic proof of 53 people […]

Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem

Jill Katz on urban anthropology in the capitals of Israel and Judah Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem had a lot in common in the ninth and eighth centuries B.C.E. Both were part of David and Solomon’s United Kingdom of Israel in the tenth century, and both became capitals when it split into the southern kingdom of […]

Bible or Archaeology telling the truth

For centuries lots of people had difficulties with what the scientist say and with what is written in the Bible. Lots of people do think they are not compatible. Several people are convinced that the Bible is just a collection of meaningless stories or of quirky insanity stories. You may wonder if the Hebrew Bible […]