What We Don’t Know about the Biblical Moab
Jun 2017 By Bruce Routledge

External origins and the displacement of nations have been themes exhibited throughout the Bible and studied through biblical archaeology. Dr. Bruce Routledge questions whether the role of Moab as portrayed in the Bible has helped or impeded with the archaeological study of Moab in the Iron Age, the period of the emergence of Israel. Routledge […]

Honor and Shame: Core Values of the Biblical World
Jun 2017 By Richard L. Rohrbaugh

Richard Rohrbaugh elucidates the concepts of honor and shame, which he sees as core values in Mediterranean culture and thus of the Biblical world. Rohrbaugh draws on his experiences of living in both the Mediterranean world and the West. He concentrates on passages in the New Testament that are influenced by the culture of the […]

New Archaeological Evidence of Jesus’ Earliest Followers
May 2015 By James D. Tabor

Recent events surrounding the “James ossuary” controversy and the discovery in the second Talpiot tomb of an image that is arguably one of “Jonah and the big fish” have sparked renewed consideration of the question of whether Jesus’ earliest followers left behind any distinctive archaeological remains. This lecture considers this century-old question and asks how […]

The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel Aren’t Lost (and never were)
May 2015 By Eric H. Cline

Speculating on the whereabouts of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel has been popular for longer than the search for the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. Suggestions for where they ended up have ranged from America and Britain to India and Africa, and virtually every place in between. However, few proper investigations […]