Recently I came across this photo from the Chinese expeditions on Mount Ararat. They are hoping to use this wood evidence to substantiate the tradition that the ship landed on the mountain. There are numerous reasons why this could not be possible, even though we clearly see the wood. Let’s assume that this picture is […]
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is traditionally said to be the location of where Jesus was laid to rest. But is there any evidence for this? Is this a logical place for the tomb to be? Is there a better option?
For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price. This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity. Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove […]
Yesterday I had some folks visiting the City of David, and we discovered an additional section of the cleared Herodian drainage channel (sounds better than ‘sewer’!) newly open to visitors. It had only opened three days before, on Sunday, we were told. Whereas until now visitors had to exit the channel halfway up Ir David […]
JERUSALEM — A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: The sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another […]
The film National Geographic shot last May with Jerry Bowen about the Noah’s ark site just aired for the first time tonight! They were supposed to let us know in advance, but I guess someone dropped the ball on that. The film will air again next Sunday at 3 PM (check your local listings because […]
JERUSALEM — An earthenware vessel from the time of Jesus Christ bearing a rare and mysterious inscription has been found at a dig in Jerusalem, a British archaeologist announced on Friday. "It is possible that this type of vessel was used by Jesus to wash his hands before eating," said Shimon Gibson, author of the […]
(IsraelNN.com) A rare 2,000-year-old ritual earthenware vessel inscribed with 10 lines of text has been discovered in an excavation near the Zion Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is an unprecedented find, according to Dr. Shimon Gibson, the archaeologist who heads the University of North Carolina team conducting the dig. "Such stone vessels […]