The tomb of Jesus (First part)

Three years ago on the english newspaper “The Independent” appeared an article on the famous and very disputed question of the supposed “Jesus’ family tomb” found at Talpiot, Jerusalem. Before to discuss the position of the author – Aryeh Shimron – I want to publish an article where I offer an…

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Is Archaeology in conflict with Bible?

The archaeologist Dr. Gabi Barkay came to Israel at age 6 with his mother and father, on board the ship Kommemiyut, one of the ships that smuggled Jewish immigrants into Mandate Palestine. This was the vessel’s last voyage bringing Jewish immigrants to Israel before it was sold to iron traders.…

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Introduction to Paleochristian Art

(Article written by Simona Lommi) Early Christian art represents the whole of the artistic production chronologically  traced in the first centuries of the Christian era. The contemporary iconographers agree in identifying as the chronological start of an expressly and explicitly Christian art the 30s of the 3rd century for the entire…

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The house of Jesus at Jerusalem

“Bethany is clearly to be identified with the modern Palestinian village of el-Azariyeh since it is situaed about 3 kilometers to the southest of Jesrualem – which roughly fits the distance of 15 stadia mentioned in John – or a forty-minute ride on horseback. The modern name el-Azariyeh is a…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Numbers 1 and 2 – Analysis of the text

4And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers. 5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur. 6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 7Of Judah; Nahshon…

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