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.
Looking at some of the most important findings in 2021.
An Iron Age temple near Jerusalem has upended the idea that the ancient Kingdom of Judah had just one temple
As Bible scholars, historians and archaeologists we would always love to find the most hidden places and love to come to know more about what happened in the past. We are fully aware that archaeology doesn’t provide 100% certainty on what we are looking for or on what we find. With our hands we are […]
Last year eight stone courses of the Western Wall that had been buried under an 8-meter layer of earth were uncovered in excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Western Wall Tunnels in Jerusalem. These stone courses, completely preserved, are built of massive stones and are outstanding in the quality of their construction. […]
Today there may be less Christian activity across the Middle East than at the beginning of this present time era but also today there the Christians still may have to face persecution. Archaeologists in Israel say that more than a third of the roughly 40,000 artefacts found in the country each year are linked in […]
In the late 1940s, young Bedouin goatherds discovered a cave in the Judean Desert, bored like the path of a giant termite into the hillside. Within the cave the teenagers found something puzzling: ancient jars in rows. The jars held the first of the parchments that would come to be known as the Dead Sea […]
De Romeinse keizer Constantijn I had in 325 voorzien dat de kerkvaders zich naar de wensen van het Romeinse Rijk plooiden, waarbij zij dan konden rekenen op een opheffing van de vervolging. hij verzorgde ook dat de geboorteplaats en de begraafplaats van de joodse leermeester een ereplaatsje kon krijgen in de verzameling van bijzondere plaatsen […]
More than once there have been people who claimed to have found the burial site of Jesus Christ. Lots of words have gone in the world about the grave nestled between two modest housing blocks in Talpiot. A 1st century CE stone ossuary (bone box) found in a burial tomb in the Jerusalem neighborhood of […]
Between the 2nd century bce and 2nd century ce the majority of the Dead Sea Scrolls were written. During this time, different Judean groups struggled to obtain and maintain political and religious leadership. As primary sources, the Dead Sea Scrolls shed light on these historical events and explore the ways that various Jews of the […]