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  • Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

    During the Christmas season, we are inundated with images of Bethlehem from Christmas cards or Sunday School material that depicts somebody's imagination of what Bethlehem looked like 2,000 years ago. Some Christmas cards... During the Christmas...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/3532-oh-little-town-of-bethlehem
  • The Manger and the Inn

    the author reflects an accurate knowledge of Palestinian geography when he has the Holy Family “go up” from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Second, the custom of “swaddling” infants is a Palestinian village custom, which is observable as early as Ezekiel 16:4...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2803-the-manger-and-the-inn
  • There Wasn't Any Inn

    to register in their tribal areas... Now, Joseph and Mary were both Jews of the tribe of Judah, and their home town was Bethlehem in Judea. Mary and Joseph were living in Nazareth in Galilee, so they made preparations to return to Bethlehem. Mary was...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/devotionals/3643-there-wasnt-any-inn
  • The Star of Bethlehem

    Many possibilities have been suggested to explain the astronomical phenomena known as the 'Star of Bethlehem' as recorded in Matthew 2:1-12 . Is there a scientific explanation for this 'Star of Wonder' that remains true to the Scriptural account? This...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/3565-the-star-of-bethlehem
  • Pinpointing the Date of Christ's Birth

    for the birth of Christ to the years before 4 BC. And more narrowly yet, when the implications of the slaughter of the Bethlehem innocents two years old and under are accounted for, it points to the birth of Jesus taking place around 6 BC . Thus, the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/the-daniel-9-24-27-project/4368-pinpointing-the-date-of-christ-s-birth
  • Born in Bethlehem

    the coming Messiah. One of those prophets, Micah, gives a specific detail about where the Messiah will be born: 'But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel,...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/3686-born-in-bethlehem
  • The Slaughter of the Innocents: Historical Fact or Legendary Fiction?

    excavations at the Herodian. This was the final burial place of Herod the Great, located 5 ½ kilometers southeast of Bethlehem as the angels fly. In the article, the author made this bold statement, reflecting current historical and theological...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2411-the-slaughter-of-the-innocents-historical-fact-or-legendary-fiction
  • Further Considerations on the Location of Bethel at El-Bireh

    of Western Palestine sheets. 'RMS' indicates Roman milestones which were still in place in 1883. ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE 1. Bethlehem and the location of the '0' milestone in Jerusalem Two more opposite towns than Bethlehem and el-Bireh do not exist in...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founders-corner/3572-further-considerations-on-the-location-of-bethel-at-elbireh
  • Bethlehem' Seal Uncovered in the City of David

    The first ancient artifact constituting tangible evidence of the existence of the city of Bethlehem outside the Bible was recently discovered in Jerusalem. While sifting soil from archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/current-events-list/3550-bethlehem-seal-uncovered-in-the-city-of-david
  • Once More: Quirinius's Census

    census instituted by Augustus.7 Second, a Roman census would have required Joseph to register not at his ancestral home in Bethlehem but in the principal city of his “taxation district,”8 presumably somewhere in Galilee. (Not to mention, Mary would not...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2839-once-more-quiriniuss-census
  • Bethlehem

    https://biblearchaeology.org/component/tags/bethlehem?Itemid=245
  • Untouched Tomb Uncovered in Bethlehem

    the bones of two humans, a Palestinian antiquities official reported. http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/06/23/tomb-found-bethlehem.html

    https://biblearchaeology.org/current-events-list/4224-untouched-tomb-uncovered-in-bethlehem
  • star of bethlehem

    https://biblearchaeology.org/component/tags/star-of-bethlehem?Itemid=245
  • Christmas Reflections

    full of grace and truth (John 1:14, KJV). Articles with Christmas related material for your reading enjoyment: The Star of Bethlehem Many possibilities have been suggested to explain the astronomical phenomena known as the 'Star of Bethlehem' as...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/3956-christmas-reflections
  • The Angelic Proclamation to the Shepherds

    to the birth of the Lord Jesus and the announcement of that birth by the angels to the shepherds in the fields surrounding Bethlehem. This may seem like a daunting task; and I am not presuming that I have all the answers. I am like the Monday morning...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2817-the-angelic-proclamation-to-the-shepherds
  • The Christmas Myth as Displayed by the American Atheists

    Jesus was born' and they inquired: 'Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?' (2:1-2). When they find Jesus in Bethlehem, He is a 'young child,' not a 'babe wrapped in swaddling cloth' (Matt. 2:8-14; cf. Luke 2:12, 16). Dr. Luke recounts the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/4179-the-christmas-myth-as-displayed-by-the-american-atheists
  • Dig Diary from Khirbet el-Maqatir: Winter 2012 Part 3

    . Rest of the team went a-digging without Tika and me because we have tickets to ride the bus with The Baptist House to Bethlehem at noon. Thankfully, a good night's sleep and salt water helps to get this girl going again, somewhat. The dig team didn't...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/devotionals/3357-dig-diary-from-khirbet-elmaqatir-winter-2012-part-3
  • Truth and Reality at Christmas 1

    whom his favor rests.' When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.' So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph,...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/4202-truth-and-reality-at-christmas-1
  • Digging at Khirbet el-Maqatir 2015: Week Four

    alike helped each of us on the tour to get a better understanding of the history of the land of milk and honey. Herodium, Bethlehem, and the burial cave of Abraham (Monday): This day started with a trek up the Herodium, a fortress-palace built by Herod...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/4160-digging-at-khirbet-elmaqatir-2015-week-four
  • What is the importance of the Dead Sea scrolls?

    in a Bedouin tent for a period of time, the seven original scrolls were sold to two separate Arab antiquities dealers in Bethlehem. From there, four were sold (for a small amount) to Athanasius Samuel, Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan at St. Mark's...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/3590-what-is-the-importance-of-the-dead-sea-scrolls

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