Israeli scholar Assnat Bartor is convinced that in ancient Israel, there was Scripture, and there were the laws that people lived by – and they weren’t one and the same.
The history of Sukkot, once the most important Jewish holiday of all - High Holy Day News and Features
Originating in harvest festivals, Sukkot became centered in Jerusalem. That was not to last.
The Book of Esther is a cautionary tale of money in politics. Haman’s money speaks louder than his reason for wanting to kill the Jews. Nothing has changed.
On the tracks of women of the Bible: From Hulda’s tomb to the church where Mary uttered the Magnificat, the Holy Land abounds with sites celebrating revered women.
Hiking in Abraham’s footsteps, from Turkey to the Holy Land: The man who created ‘The Jesus Trail’ now connects the places where the Patriarch lived, emphasizing the historical story.
For the first time, the Bible has been translated into an Inuit language. A group of Inuit Christians in the Canadian territory Nunavut completed the 34-year translation project this week.
One of the main difficulties the translators faced was the translation of objects that aren’t found in the Arctic such as certain trees that don’t grow in the treeless Arctic.
Plant and animal names were the biggest difficulty, and in many cases general terms such as ‘tree’ were used. In other cases, English lone words were used such as the word ‘camel.’ Read more.
Archaeological find stirs debate on David’s kingdom
Archaeologists at a controversial site in the Elah Valley announced Tuesday a discovery that should further stir up the scholarly debate over the Bible’s historical veracity.
Two small containers, one of clay and one of stone, unearthed at Khirbet Qeiyafa near Beit Shemesh, are believed to be the first-ever archaeological evidence of Judean ritual dating from the time of David, about the 10th century B.C.E. Furthermore, the models resemble the description of Solomon’s Temple in the biblical Book of Kings.
The ruin known as Khirbet Qeiyafa, on a rocky slope overlooking the Elah Valley in Israel’s western lowlands, contains remnants of a walled city dating back 3,000 years. Khirbet Qeiyafa, archaeologists say, is the first proof of the existence of a regional government during the time of David. Read more.