Dylan Bergeson authors “The Biblical Pseudo-Archaeologists Pillaging the West Bank” for The Atlantic. It’s about how Israel’s Civil Administration is authorizing some religious nuts, mostly Americans, to pillage archaeological sites in the occupied West Bank. It doesn’t address a very important issue though: who actually owns these artifacts? Anyway, archaeology when done well is a [...]
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In my opinion, the topic of the Dead Sea Scrolls attracts both crazy people and passionate feelings. The latest chapter in this saga involves Raphael Golb, son of the Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Norman Golb. Raphael was just sentenced to six months in prison for impersonating Lawrence Schiffman, another Dead Sea Scrolls scholars. Why?
Basically Lawrence [...]
The holiest place on earth for Christians is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. This marks the spot where Jesus was buried, and where Christians believe, Jesus rose from the dead. In the past, the Israeli government let the utilities bills for the church slide. But over the past two years, the water [...]
A Polish rock band, Behemoth, is in trouble for tearing up a Bible while on stage.
I thought this story about Evangelical Christians and the historicity of Adam and Eve story was interesting.
What’s a coconut doing amongst artifacts hidden in a cave at ‘En Gedi? Perhaps it was carried by an African swallow.
Check out the Maccabeats singing about Hanukkah.
God tells someone to go naked. First Adam and Eve, then Isaiah, and now this man.
I don’t really understand this Chunky Bible thing. You rip out pages and give the verses with $10 to people who wake up after you?