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-Earliest Icons of Four Apostles Discovered in Rome?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

(Catacombs by nd_architecture_library via Flickr) Early icons of four Apostles have been discovered in catacombs in Rome. The likenesses of Peter, Paul, John, and Andrew dating from the late 4th century are being touted as the earliest known icons of the Apostles. But is that really the case? I would expect earlier examples from Asia […]

-Has Noah’s Ark Really Been Found?

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

  How does the popular expression go? Been there, done that, have the t-shirt to prove it! Oh yes—and I saw the movie too! That is my initial reaction to the latest finding of Noah’s Ark. I have been duped too many times before to really take it all that serious. However, the team that […]

-New Find: Ancient Wall Supports Bible Record of Solomon

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

(Wall by Brian Negin via Flickr) Lately it has become fashionable to question whether the Biblical accounts of a strong kingdom ruled by David and Solomon could have even existed in the 10 century BC (BCE). Many scholars consider the accounts to be rather mythical in nature. Now a recent archeological finding lends strong support to the Biblical record. […]

-The Bible Was Written Earlier After All?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

(Image-University of Haifa) An Israeli Scholar recently concluded that parts of the Bible were probably written far earlier than most modern scholars thought. Professor Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa came to that conclusion after translating an inscription on a 3,000 year old piece of pottery. The message contained reflected social teachings and a […]

-Is the Ark of the Covenant Really in Ethiopia?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

(Shrine where the Ethiopian Ark is housed) The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia has claimed for years that they actually have the original Ark of the Covenant spoken of in the Bible. One of the problems with the claim is that they have never allowed archeologists to inspect or test the artifact which most scholars believe […]