2,000-Year-Old Biblical Texts Found in Israel, 1st Since Dead Sea Scrolls

2,000-Year-Old Biblical Texts Found in Israel, 1st Since Dead Sea Scrolls

(The Jerusalem Post) — Some 1,900 years ago, Jewish refugees fleeing the Romans made their way to the Judean Desert. Among the belongings they carried with them were scrolls featuring the biblical books of Zechariah and Nahum. Two millennia later, fragments of those texts have reemerged, the Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Tuesday. It is the first […]

Rand Paul Confronts Biden Nominee About Support for Hormone Blockers for Minors

Rand Paul Confronts Biden Nominee About Support for Hormone Blockers for Minors

During a Senate confirmation hearing, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul questioned President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant Health and Human Services secretary, Richard Levine—who changed his first name to “Rachel” after coming out as “transgender,” over Levine’s support for hormone blockers and the “genital mutilation” of minors. Levine, who was appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom […]

First Century A.D. House With Church Unearthed in Laodicea

First Century A.D. House With Church Unearthed in Laodicea

(Hurriyet Daily News) — In Laodicea, which was a metropolitan city in ancient times and was home to one of the seven churches mentioned in the Bible, a church was unearthed inside a house, located adjacent to the northern theater. Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Professor Celal Şimşek said that works have been continuing […]

‘Important and Exciting’ Ritual Bath Dating to Jesus’ Time Discovered Near Mount of Olives, Gethsemane

‘Important and Exciting’ Ritual Bath Dating to Jesus’ Time Discovered Near Mount of Olives, Gethsemane

JERUSALEM — The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of a Second Temple-era ritual bath near what has been believed to be the site of the Mount of Olives, appearing to confirm that the location is indeed where Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. Up until now, there had not been any archaeological […]

Clay Seal Bought From Antiquities Dealer Believed to Have Belonged to Servant of Biblical King Jeroboam II

Clay Seal Bought From Antiquities Dealer Believed to Have Belonged to Servant of Biblical King Jeroboam II

BEERSHEBA, Israel — A clay seal that was purchased from an antiquities dealer in the 1980’s and was tested for its authenticity is believed to have belonged to a servant of the biblical king Jeroboam II. “This bulla is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, inscribed bulla in the Land of Israel,” Ben-Gurion […]

Stone Weight Used in Commerce During First Temple Period Discovered Near Western Wall in Jerusalem

Stone Weight Used in Commerce During First Temple Period Discovered Near Western Wall in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — A limestone weight that dates to the First Temple era and may have been used in marketplace commerce or for the acquirement of animals to sacrifice was recently discovered in Jerusalem during a soil sift from an excavation near the Western Wall. The weight, inscribed with a symbol representing the word “shekel,” was […]

Stone Capitals From a ‘Royal Estate’ During First Temple Period Unearthed in Israel

Stone Capitals From a ‘Royal Estate’ During First Temple Period Unearthed in Israel

JERUSALEM — Stone capitals and window frames from a “royal estate” dating sometime between the reign of King Hezekiah and King Josiah (600-700 B.C.) were recently unearthed during an excavation on the Armon Hanatziv (Commissioner’s Palace) Promenade, south of Old City Jerusalem. “A rare, impressive, and very special collection of several dozen adorned architectural stone artifacts, […]

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