Federal Authorities Announce Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Museum of the Bible

Federal Authorities Announce Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Museum of the Bible

(NBC News) — Federal authorities announced the forfeiture Monday of an ancient tablet inscribed with part of the Epic of Gilgamesh from a museum backed by the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby. The piece, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, bearing a version of what’s considered perhaps the world’s oldest work of literature, was […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Lodges Complaint Against Teacher for ‘Undermining Theory of Evolution’

Freedom From Religion Foundation Lodges Complaint Against Teacher for ‘Undermining Theory of Evolution’

HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. — A school district in New York says that it has addressed a public high school biology teacher — who has agreed to comply — after it received a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) that the teacher recently “undermin[ed] the theory of evolution” to students. FFRF sent a […]

Ruins of Temple Discovered in Biblical City of Lachish, Once Conquered by Joshua and the Israelites

Ruins of Temple Discovered in Biblical City of Lachish, Once Conquered by Joshua and the Israelites

TEL LACHISH — The ruins of what has been characterized as a Canaanite temple, along with numerous artifacts — including a gold-plated bottle referencing the historic Egyptian leader Rameses and two bronze “smiting gods”— have been unearthed in Lachish, the biblical city where the Scripture chronicles in the Book of Joshua that “the Lord delivered […]

Archaeologist Uncovers Artifacts Pointing to Site of Joshua-Era Israelite Tabernacle in Shiloh

Archaeologist Uncovers Artifacts Pointing to Site of Joshua-Era Israelite Tabernacle in Shiloh

SHILOH — A U.S.-based archaeologist and his dig team have uncovered a number of artifacts in the land of Shiloh on Israel’s West Bank that he believes point to a site where activity for the Israelite tabernacle, as outlined in the Old Testament, took place for more than 300 years. Scott Stripling with the Pennsylvania-based […]

Secular Biologists Declare: ‘There Is No Sex Spectrum,’ Science and Medical Worlds Must ‘Stand Up for Reality of Biological Sex’

Secular Biologists Declare: ‘There Is No Sex Spectrum,’ Science and Medical Worlds Must ‘Stand Up for Reality of Biological Sex’

Two secular biologists have penned an op-ed combating the notion that biological sex may be more than just male and female, and contending that gender identity ideology has “no basis in reality” but is rather harmful to society. They urged those in the science and medical fields to “stand up for the empirical reality of […]

Dr. John Whitcomb, Known for His Defense of Biblical Creation and the Great Flood, Passes Into Eternity

Dr. John Whitcomb, Known for His Defense of Biblical Creation and the Great Flood, Passes Into Eternity

INDIANAPOLIS, In. — Dr. John Whitcomb, known as one of the “Fathers of the Modern Creationist Movement,” died this week at the age of 95. Fellow biblical Creation and apologist ministries are paying tribute to the theologian and author, known for books such as “The Genesis Flood” and the autobiography “Conversion of an Evolutionist.” Whitcomb’s […]

Nearly 3,000-Year-Old Jar Unearthed in Israel Bears Biblical Name Meaning ‘Yahweh Has Built’

Nearly 3,000-Year-Old Jar Unearthed in Israel Bears Biblical Name Meaning ‘Yahweh Has Built’

METULA, Israel — Archaeologists with Azusa Pacific University in California have announced the discovery of a nearly 3,000-year-old broken jar bearing the inscription “lbnayo,” meaning “belonging to Benaiyo.” The name is the equivalent of the biblical Beniah, meaning “Yahweh has built.” “Such a discovery advances our understanding of the site and the local region considerably,” […]

City of David Archaeologists Say 2,000-Year-Old Central Jerusalem Market Found

City of David Archaeologists Say 2,000-Year-Old Central Jerusalem Market Found

 JERUSALEM (Times of Israel) — A rare Second Temple measuring table was recently discovered in the City of David, and it is causing archaeologists to identify an ancient Jerusalem square as the city’s 2,000-year-old central market, according to Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Ari Levy. In conversation with The Times of Israel on Monday, Levy […]

China’s Gene-Editing Scientist Jailed for Three Years in Modified Baby Case

China’s Gene-Editing Scientist Jailed for Three Years in Modified Baby Case

 (South China Morning Post) — Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies, has been sentenced to three years in prison and fined 3 million yuan (US$430,000). He, along with two others named Zhang Renli and Qin Jinzhou, was convicted by a Shenzhen court on Monday on charges related to the […]

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