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Biblical Basis

Part of the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Two Dead Sea Scrolls to go on display for the first time in new Denver exhibit

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Two Dead Sea Scrolls will be shown for the first time in an unprecedentedly large-scale Israel Antiquities Authority exhibition in Denver, Colorado. The two scrolls will be presented along with a three-ton stone from the Western Wall, some 600 artifacts from the biblical to Bar Kochba periods, and 18 other Dead Sea Scrolls in an … Read More

Christians NFL players getting baptized

Reflections from the field – NFL stars visit Israel

Friday, March 2, 2018

Seven current and former National Football League stars recently visited Israel in a six-day whistle-stop tour, which included Jewish and Christian sites and meetings with Syrian wounded treated in Israel’s hospitals and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It is not often that one gets the opportunity to speak to top-level athletes at all, let alone … Read More

Eighth-Century Clay Seal With ‘Signature of Prophet Isaiah’ Found in Jerusalem

Eighth-Century Clay Seal With ‘Signature of Prophet Isaiah’ Found in Jerusalem

Friday, February 23, 2018

A historic archaeological discovery near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may be proof of the life of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to an article in the Biblical Archaeology Review.  A broken 8th-century BCE clay seal impression, or bulla, appears to be inscribed with the words “Belonging to Isaiah,” as well as a partial word containing letters of … Read More

First Temple-era relics of possible royal estate found in Jerusalem hills

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Israeli authorities inaugurated a nature park on Wednesday near Jerusalem after five years of archaeological excavations at Ein Hanya, the second-largest spring in the Judean Hills and a key site in the history of Christianity. Along with an announcement that the park will open to the public free of charge within months, the Israel Antiquities … Read More

Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Archaeologists are one step closer to solving the riddle of what took place in Jerusalem following the destruction of the city by Romans in 70 CE. Israel Antiquity Authority archaeologists announced Monday that for the past two years they have been excavating and exposing a massive eight-meter deep section of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, unseen for … Read More

Israeli PM Netanyahu Hosts Bible Study at His Official Jerusalem Residence

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hosted a Bible study session at his official residence in Jerusalem. The event was named in honor of Shmuel Ben-Artzi, the late father of the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu. The annual Bible study event is a tradition dating back to the country’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. Former … Read More

In unsubtle critique, Israel gifts UNESCO Arch of Titus replica

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Israel handed a replica of a frieze from the Arch of Titus to the head of UNESCO, using the monument commemorating Rome’s victory over Jerusalem for a not-so-subtle critique of the organization’s resolutions that ignore Jewish links to the holy city. The idea originally came from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after the United Nations Educational … Read More

Jerusalem welcomed Jewish refugees 2,300 years ago, new finds show

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Millennia ago, Jerusalem may have opened its doors to thousands of refugees from the north of the country. A new cache of First Temple bullae (sealings) discovered in an excavation at Jerusalem’s City of David shows a mixture of names from the Kingdom of Israel and Judah used on official bureaucratic correspondence dating from after … Read More

2,000-year-old stone workshop discovered near where Jesus turned water into wine

Monday, September 18, 2017

There are few worse prospects for the hostess of a Jewish wedding than running out of drinks. Empathizing with such a predicament as a guest at a wedding in Cana some 2,000 years ago, Jesus’s mother Mary asked her special son to step up and “do something.” Although he initially demurs, Jesus eventually orders servants … Read More