According to NPR, Catholic theologians like Lawrence Cunningham at the University of Notre Dame are rethinking the doctrine of limbo. Cunningham argues there never was an official Catholic doctrine on limbo. He says it was more of a theological hypothesis about what happened to unbaptized babies when they died, and righteous dudes like Virgil [...]
Archive for November, 2005
According to the NY Times, Susanne Osthoff, a German archaeologist who has worked for years in Iraq, has been kidnapped.
There’s talk again about a Jesus theme park in the Galilee region of Israel. Plus, as an extra bonus, you get to read about Pat Robertson’s solution to the question of Palestinian and Israeli land ownership.
In the 10th century BCE strata where we excavated last summer at Tel Zayit, we discovered what some scholars are calling the earliest Hebrew alphabet ever discovered. You can read about it in the Nov 9th New York Times. Ron Tappy, the project’s director, will be presenting this great news in more detail in Philadelphia [...]
The remains of an ancient Church, perhaps as old as the 3rd century CE, have been discovered in the walls of a maximum security prison in Israel near Megiddo.
Hanan Eshel, one of the leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, along with his graduate student at Bar-Ilan University, Roi Porat, were charged by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) for illegally locating and purchasing an ancient document, which in this case turns out to be a scroll fragment from the Book of Leviticus nearly 2000 years [...]