Ancient History

Throughout history, epidemics and pandemics of plague and other diseases have caused widespread panic and social disorder even, in some instances, when the people of one region were aware of a pervasive infection elsewhere. In the case of the Plague of Justinian (541-542 CE and after), for example, the people of Constantinople were aware of plague in the Near East for at least two years before it... [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
last-supper

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it, he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”—Matthew 26:26–28

When was the first communion?

The [...]

Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

The kings of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (912-612 BCE) have long been considered some of the most ruthless monarchs in ancient history. At the same time, they were sacking cities and slaughtering those who rebelled against them or resisted conquest, however, they often pursued gentler interests. Sennacherib (r. 705-681 BCE) enjoyed gardening, loved flowers, and sponsored... [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Disease has been a part of the human condition since the beginning of recorded history – and no doubt earlier – decimating populations and causing widespread social upheaval. Among the worst infections recorded is the plague which is fairly well documented in the West starting with the Plague of Justinian (541-542 CE) and continuing on through the Black Death (1347-1352 CE). Outbreaks... [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

This is a difficult time for all of us. One of the things that is being asked of many of us is to stay home, as physically distant from friends and neighbors as possible. Especially for the active, curious minds of our followers, this is a challenge.

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As always, there is a wealth of content available on our open, free website biblicalarchaeology.org. Use the search bar to [...]

Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

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