In several places around the world, one can find portraits, paintings and sculptures depicting Jesus as a white man. But that is not at all consistent with the real appearance of the man who was born in Bethlehem and lived in Nazareth. By the way, there is scientific evidence to back that up.
Category Archives: Archaeology
The vast majority of the excavated areas of the ancient city of Nimrud were destroyed by ISIS through multiple attacks on the area, but now clean-up work can begin on restoration and further scientific research.
The Copper Scroll. Found in a cave near the Dead Sea, the Copper Scroll describes a vast treasure—hidden in locations throughout the Judean wilderness. Some think the scroll served as a map to the treasure from the Jerusalem Temple.
Archives are always a treasure trove, but they often remain a closed Pandora’s box for interested parties. Due to COVID-19, the Badè Museum gallery in Berkeley, California, is closed until further notice. The virtual exhibition Unsilencing the Archives: The Laborers of the Tell en-Nasbeh Excavations (1926–1935) has been recently launched online by the Badè Museum […]
The Spring 2022 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review brings together a fascinating array of articles that provide both fresh outlooks on old questions and insightful reflection on the history behind the season’s holidays. “Piece by Piece: Exploring the Origins of the Philistines” examines the background to one of biblical archaeology’s most debated origins questions and […]
The earthquake that struck the major fortified Canaanite city-state in the Land of Israel during the reign of Uzziah king of Judah, also hit the capital of the kingdom – Jerusalem.
Archaeology can shore up our faith. Items are being discovered all the time that always back up the veracity of the scriptures. The Israel Antiquities Authority found a Roman-era gold ring set with a green gemstone carved with the figure of a shepherd boy carrying a sheep on his shoulders. In the Bible, Jesus describes […]
Looking at some of the most important findings in 2021.
Temples have been found throughout the ancient Near East. Mostly we do not have a very good idea of what and how things went on at these sites. Along with reconstructing architectural remains, we can wonder if scholars can piece together ancient worship practices. Over the years, many ancient temples have been discovered and laid […]
Oded Borowski in the summer of 1987 was with a team of the Lahav Research Project (LRP) conducting its seventh field season at the site of Tell Halif in southern Israel. At that time, they were conducting some experiments with ground penetrating radar (GPR), a new technology that had not yet been used for archaeological […]
Renowned biblical scholar Richard Elliott Friedman, a professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and author of the best-selling book “Who Wrote the Bible?” says that there is not a word in Jeremiah 39 about the Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem being destroyed Temple was destroyed when describing the capture of Jerusalem. For him, […]
In the northeast Negev, southern Israel, (about 5 1/2 miles (9 km) east-northeast) can be found the ruins of one of the cities of the Canaanite king of ʿArad which were “utterly destroyed” by Israel’s armies. The city’s name appears on the Temple of Amon, al-Karnak, Egypt, in the triumphal inscription of Pharaoh Sheshonk I […]
Shua Kisilevitz of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority and Prof. Oded Lipschits of Tel Aviv University are leading the 2021 summer dig of the temple at Motza (alternatively spelled Moza) from the same period as the First Temple. Possibly also like Solomon’s temple, this one, a little over six kilometres from the […]
It is good to learn that the archaeologists at the different sites in Israel had no real problems with the present CoViD-19 pandemic. At ‘Auja el-Foqa it might be due to the timing of their dig season last year (February 9–20, 2020), that the researchers were not affected by the virus. Directed by David Ben-Shlomo […]
Masada is a stronghold (which is a translation of the Hebrew) or rock fortress on an isolated high hill surrounded by precipitous cliffs and therefore nearly impregnable, situated at the E Judean desert close to the Dead Sea, some 16.5 km (10 mi.) S of Engedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, across […]
Israeli archaeologists announced this week the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments. Found in a desert cave and likely stashed away during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago, the scraps of biblical texts offer a rare window into the history of Judaism, early Christian life, and humankind. To make the […]
Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #18 Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple Prior to the work entitled “The Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy”, by H. Sulley (see “Christadelphian Answers”, Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy), the generally accepted form of the predicted Temple was that of a square building measuring 500 cubits each way. This building, or rather series […]
The British William Henry Boulton may not be confused with the Canadian lawyer and political figure who was affiliated with the Church of England in Canada and lived in Canada West also called Upper Canada (the former colony of Upper Canada after being united into the Province of Canada), Several of our brethren have become […]
Dr. Shafer-Elliott wrote for Bible History Daily and shows her fascination with food, which goes beyond watching the food network, surfing Pinterest for new recipes, or serving a meal to her family or guests. Food as a subject boiled-over (pun intended) into her academic research interests, too. she looks at the making of bread and different types of traditional ovens that are still used today in the Middle East.
In light of the global pandemic, museums throughout the world have closed their physical doors. Yet rather than pausing their educational mission, many have opened up their collections to be explored and enjoyed digitally. Even if you are confined within your home, you can virtually tour some of the world’s top museums. Visit artsandculture.google.com/partner to […]