Tag Archives: Archaeology

The Wine in a Middle Bronze Age Palace in Israel

BibleX: Wine is referenced over 230 times in the Bible. So some readers might be interested in this post from the Smithsonian blog on the chemical analysis of the contents of large jars found at Tel Kabri, tentatively identified as … Continue reading

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2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered

Discovery News: An international team of researchers has discovered the remains of a Phoenician ship that sunk in the waters off the island of Malta around 700 BC, Maltese authorities announced this week. One of the oldest shipwrecks found in … Continue reading

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The Ancient Mass in the “House Churches” was not as Informal as Many Think

Writes Msgr Charles Pope: As you may know, the Catholic Faith was illegal in the Roman Empire prior to 313 AD, when the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan permitting the Christian Faith to flourish publicly. Prior to that time, … Continue reading

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Archaeology and the Spiritual Life

Three lessons learned while digging: This summer I worked on an archaeological excavation at Shikhin, an ancient village a few miles from Nazareth in Galilee. I am not an archaeologist but a student of the New Testament. Why, then, go … Continue reading

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The House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

 

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A Fly Over 9 Important Biblical Archaeological Sites

This is a great video by SourceFlix.com with a fly over of nine important biblical sites.  

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Hoard of Jewish Revolt Coins Discovered Near Jerusalem

The World of the Bible: On the outskirts of Jerusalem, near the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway, Israel Antiquities Authorities (IAA) archaeologists uncovered a trove of bronze coins dating back to the Year Four of the Jewish Revolt against Rome (around 70 … Continue reading

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Will Christianity Ever Rise Again In Iraq?

CNN: The destructive force of  the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant Sunni movement, is epitomized in a video released Thursday of ISIS members smashing a tomb in Mosul, Iraq. The tomb is traditionally thought to be the burial … Continue reading

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400-Year-Old Crucifix Found

By a Canadian student: It is tiny in size — measuring only 1.1 inches in width — and its top is broken, but a 400- year-old copper crucifix found at Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula earlier in July has big historical significance, … Continue reading

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Roman Roads and Milestones

Via Ferrell’s Travel Blog: A new website devoted to Roman Roads and Milestones in Judaea/Palaestina has recently come to our attention. This site is co-sponsored by the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee Department of Holy Land Studies and … Continue reading

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