JERUSALEM (RNS) — The results of the excavation, carried out in Jerusalem’s Old City, come days before Tisha B’Av, a fast day commemorating the anniversary of the destruction the First Temple.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The mosaic, dating to the fifth century, includes pairs of bears, donkeys, leopards, camels, lions, ostriches and snakes, just as described in the Book of Genesis.
TEL ZAFIT, Israel (RNS) The excavation, now in its 21st year, is one of a handful of digs in southern Israel producing everything from pottery shards to bones belonging to the people best known for their famous warrior Goliath.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The scholars concluded that the monks needed a lot of money to rebuild their famous abbey after a disastrous fire, so they invented the story that Arthur was buried there.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) The 9th century prayerbook -- a rare complete codex in its original tan-colored binding -- includes a listing of the 100 Benedictions, or blessings some observant Jews say daily.
(RNS) A newly revealed piece of papyrus offers fresh evidence that some early Christians believed that Jesus was married, according to a Harvard Divinity School professor. Dan Brown, if you're listening, call your office. By Daniel Burke.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Archaeologists have unveiled new artifacts dating back to the time of King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon's Temple. By Michele Chabin.