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The New “Photo Companion to the Bible” – It’s Much More Than Pictures

A new resource has just become available and is a “must have” for any Bible teacher. The Gospels: Photo Companion to the Bible has thousands of images that illustrate and illuminate nearly every verse in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The … Continue reading

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Archaeology Updates from ASOR

My wife and I are back with our kids after hearing some great things at the ASOR annual meeting in San Antonio. Here are some highlights from our experience. Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring: The massive 18th century BC tower over the Gihon Spring … Continue reading

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Jesus Tomb Update: Original stone uncovered beneath two marble slabs

Continuing my previous post, National Geographic has photos, a short video, and an excellent article on the renovation of Jesus’ Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It avoids sensationalism and takes a fairly objective view of the location. A couple of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

The small building covering the traditional burial site of Jesus is getting a thorough renovation, and the original stone burial slab has been revealed for the first time in centuries. National Geographic posts a nice article and video on this. After visiting once or … Continue reading

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Ancient papyrus: Was Jesus Married? Don’t overlook this perspective…

Harvard professor Karen King is publishing her findings on an ancient papyrus that mentions Jesus’ “wife.” What to think? Here are four items that should shape our perspective. a) According to the New York Times article, “the provenance of the papyrus fragment … Continue reading

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