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Earliest evidence of Biblical cult found in Israel

Archaeologists working at the 3,000-year-old city of Khirbet Qeuyafa have found three large rooms used as shrines. Garfinkel suggests some of the features and styles of the structures appear analogous to those described in the Bible. For instance, one of the shrines, the clay one, is decorated with an elaborate façade

Excavating the Philistine city of Gath

Archaeologists have been working in the ancient city of Gath, unearthing details about the Bible's bad guys - the Philistines. Close to three millennia ago, Gath was on the frontier between the Philistines, who occupied the Mediterranean coastal plain, and the Israelites, who controlled the inland hills. The city's most famous

Christ’s crucifixion nails found?

Let me just say this...probably not. However, a filmmaker is claiming to have found the actual crucifixion nails used to nail Jesus to the cross. "What we are bringing to the world is the best archaeological argument ever made that two of the nails from the crucifixion of Jesus have been

Grave robber pursuit leads to ancient church

Police chasing after a gang of grave robbers stumbled across an ancient church outside of Jerusalem that may be the final resting place of the prophet Zecariah. The hill-top church was destroyed by an earthquake some 1,300 years ago and lay partly buried until detectives from Israel’s Antiquities Authority, pursuing a

Biblical Laodicean Church found in Turkey

An ancient church, mentioned in the Bible, has been found in Laodicea in western Turkey. The professor said they have discovered the Laodicea Church, one of the seven mentioned in the Bible. ?im?ek said the church from the fourth century A.D. was found by underground radar search, a system they have

How the King James Bible changed the English language

The BBC has posted up an interesting article looking at the impact of the King James Bible, published 400 years ago, on the English language. No other book, or indeed any piece of culture, seems to have influenced the English language as much as the King James Bible. Its turns of

Jesus’ great grandmother revealed in medieval manuscript

According to a 14th-century Florentine manuscript, Jesus' great grandmother was a woman named Ismeria. Lawless studied the St. Ismeria story, which she said has been "ignored by scholars," in two manuscripts: the 14th century "MS Panciatichiano 40" of Florence's National Central Library and the 15th century "MS 1052" of

Biblical flood originated in Canada

A new theory suggests that the Biblical flood of Noah may have been caused by the Canada's ancient super-sized Lake Agassiz bursting it's banks 8,000 years ago, burying ancient civilizations and created the Persian Gulf. The resulting rise of the Indian Ocean flooded a Great Britain-sized expanse of the Arabian