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Israeli researchers decipher one of last two undecoded Dead Sea Scrolls

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University of Haifa researchers decipher mysterious Dead Sea Scroll

“An important peculiarity of the present discovery is the fact that the [Qumran] sect followed a 364-day calendar."<p>The reconstructed scroll in …

The Book of Jonah

The book of Jonah is the fifth book in the Christian canons and the Jewish Tanakh. It is one of 'Trei Asar' (The Twelve) prophets in the tanakh, and …

Theology

Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders’ Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move

As President Trump moved last month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, an Egyptian intelligence officer quietly placed phone calls to the hosts of several influential talk shows in Egypt.<p>“Like all our Arab brothers,” Egypt would denounce the decision in public, the officer, Capt. …

Donald Trump

Philistine Cemetery Unearthed at Ashkelon

Kathryn Marklein articulates a 10th–9th century B.C.E. burial in Ashkelon’s Philistine cemetery, the first ever to be discovered by archaeologists.</i> …

Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire by Timothy D. Barnes

• First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson’s re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant …

Archeological exhibit shows the end of paganism in Israel

Chronicles society that worshipped Greco-Roman gods to one that adopted Christian faith.<p>><br>• ><p>An anti-indigestion talisman (left) combined with pendants …

Ancient Skeletons Could Finally Reveal Origins of The Dead Sea Scrolls

The remains of a mysterious sect, buried for 2,200 years.<p>Ever since they were discovered some 70 years ago, the Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated …

Archaeology

Seal from First Temple Period found at Kotel supports biblical accounts

The new find supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of Jerusalem 2,700 years ago, says archeologist.<p>><br>• ><p>The clay sealing from …

Archaeology

Jerusalem cemetery goes deep underground with tunnel burials

next<p>prev<p>A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city's chronic shortage of burial space for the dead.<p>Tunnels stretching more than a kilometer (half mile) in length beneath Jerusalem's main cemetery have been carefully excavated …

4,000-Year-Old Assyrian Clay Tablets Hold Clues To 11 Lost Cities Dating Back To 2000 BC

In exciting archaeology news, researchers have started to study cuneiform writings from a multitude of 4,000-year-old Assyrian clay tablets, and the …

Toilet Found in 3,000-Year-Old Shrine Verifies Bible Stories Against Idol Worship

Archaeologists have discovered a symbolic toilet from the eighth century B.C. in Jerusalem that could be a clue to religious reforms in the Kingdom …

Fallen angel

This article is about the view of fallen angels in Christianity. For other uses, see Fallen angel (disambiguation).<p>"Rebel angels" redirects here. For …

Book of Enoch

For other writings attributed to Enoch, see Book of Enoch (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Book of Enoch</b> (also <b>1 Enoch</b>;[1] Ge'ez: መጽሐፈ ሄኖክ <i>mets’iḥāfe hēnoki</i>) is an …

The Book Of Enoch Speaks Of The Nephilim, How Angels Lusted For Power, And How God Unleashed The Flood Gates

Much of the Bible story we know today has carefully been sorted, so it doesn't threaten the established belief system. However, the Ethiopians have …

Why Isn’t the Book of Enoch in the Bible?

Book of Enoch: the Watchers

Enoch is a very important and revered figure in Biblical literature, described as the seventh generation from Adam, and the great-grandfather of …

Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Is World’s Oldest Case of Gigantism

An ancient Egyptian pharaoh who ruled 4,700 years ago was a giant, scientists have announced. The remains, believed to belong to King Sanakht, who …

Analysis of Roman coins tells of Hannibal's defeat and Rome's rise

The defeat by the ancient Romans of Hannibal, despite the Carthaginian leader’s famous feat of marching his army – complete with war elephants – over the Pyrenees and Alps into Italy, also meant that the Romans captured the silver mines of the Iberian peninsula, bringing so much silver into the …

Ancient History

Dynastic Egypt Timeline - 2,700 Years of Change in Egyptian Society

The Rise and Fall of the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms in Egypt<p>The dynastic Egypt chronology that we use to name and classify the 2,700-year long …

Historian seeks to exhume bodies of Jedwabne massacre victims

A senior state historian in Poland is seeking the exhumation of bodies of Jews murdered by Polish villagers, citing a witness whom he said claims …

Ancient Egypt: Tombs More Than 2,000 Years Old Uncovered by Archaeologists in Hidden Burial Chambers

Archeologists in Egypt have uncovered ancient rock tombs, carved almost two-and-half millennia ago during the time of the pharaohs, as they excavated …

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side is always equal to the sum of the squares of the other two, an unknown Babylonian genius took a clay tablet and a reed pen and marked out not just the …

Mathematics

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World | PBS Programs | PBS

"Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World" premiered September 2017.<p>Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World<p>Official Trailer<p>Aired: …

A 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Clay Tablet Is Believed To Contain The World’s First Trigonometry Table

A new study reveals that a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet contains what is thought to be the oldest known trigonometry table in the world, …

The Aftermath of Looting: Illegally Excavated Mesopotamian Tablets

<i>He who saw everything in the broad-boned earth, and knew what was to be known,<br>Who had experienced what there was, and had become familiar with all</i> …

British Museum

Akkadian Empire: The World's First Empire

Mesopotamia was the location for an empire founded by Sargon the Great<p>As far as we know, the world's first empire was formed in 2350 B.C.E. by Sargon …

Castle of the Sealand kings: Discovering ancient Iraq’s rebel rulers

The Kings of the Sealand sound like they come straight out of a fantasy novel but it’s the name given to a royal dynasty who ruled a swathe of Bronze Age Iraq for almost three centuries (ca. 1730-1460 BCE). Archaeologists know almost nothing about the Sealand Kings or their kingdom; all we have to …

Archaeology

Dictionary of the Oldest Written Language–It Took 90 Years to Complete, and It’s Now Free Online

It took 90 years to complete. But, in 2011, scholars at the University of Chicago finally published a 21-volume dictionary of Akkadian, the language …