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First known depiction of biblical heroines Jael and Deborah uncovered in Israel

The earliest known depiction of biblical heroines Jael and Deborah was discovered at an ancient synagogue in Israel, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced in July. A rendering of one ...

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Home of Temple priest from era of Jesus and disciples discovered

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A ritual bath (mikveh) most likely used by a temple priest during the time of Jesus has been discovered in Jerusalem. The bath, dating back to the late Second Temple period near ...

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War on science: Anthropologists pressured to stop labeling remains ‘male’ or ‘female’

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Anthropologists are being pressured to stop identifying human remains as “male” or “female.” LGBT activists say scientists can not know how ancient individuals “identified” themselves. Emma Palladino used her Twitter account earlier ...

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Revolutionary War Heroes of Missouri and Kansas

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On Independence Day, Americans celebrate the heroes who fought for freedom and independence from England. But there may be history you are not familiar with, and the Revolutionary War heroes who brought ...

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Hot dates: Israeli botanists grow trees using seeds from biblical times

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The desert is blooming as Israeli farmers are growing trees from seeds that date back to biblical times. “We’re talking about the resurrection of 2,000-year-old-plus ancient date seeds that come from the ...

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The collectivist horrors against Ukraine by Russia are unmatched in its history

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During Ukraine’s long history, there have been no shortages of geopolitical manipulations against the Ukrainian people. Long before the current conflict, they can be seen in the Russo-Turkish Wars and Catherine the Great’s settling ...

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Debunking centuries-old myths about Mary Magdalene

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One of the most misunderstood biblical figures has to be Mary Magdalene. Let’s start with what we do know about her. Sometimes referred to as Mary of Magdala or simply the Madeleine, ...

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Today In Christian History: Chaplains, death, and heroism on the high seas

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February 3, 1943: Four Chaplains Set a High Standard of Heroism Captain Hans J. Danielsen of the Dorchester was uneasy. The coast guard had warned him that a U-boat was prowling the ...

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On this day in history: Athanasius – Defender of Orthodoxy

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Much of what we believe today about Christ today, being God in human flesh and the Trinity was articulated by Athanasius (295-373). He was from Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised in a ...

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What ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ got wrong about Christians

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For two centuries those who defended the Roman empire blamed its destruction on Christianity but the facts reveal a much different story. In The Devil’s Dictionary, the writer Ambrose Bierce offered this ...

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British archaeologists discover rare skeleton of man crucified by Romans

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Archaeologists have found the skeleton of a man that appears to have been crucified by the Romans in the United Kingdom. Corinne Duhig, a human bone specialist at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College, ...

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Israeli archaeological discovery confirms story of Hanukkah

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A recent archaeology discovery in Israel confirms the story of Hanukkah. “What we discovered here actually connects with the story of Hanukkah and the Hasmonean revolts against the Greeks,” said excavation director, ...

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The history of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in Kansas City

Thanksgiving and Christmas around the area are celebrated in a uniqueness that can only be Kansas City. New York has the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Parade is in ...

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‘Israel Uncharted!’ 3 evenings of Biblical discoveries and news

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You are invited to attend “Israel Uncharted!” – an exciting evening of archaeological and Biblical discovery beginning July 19. For three consecutive evenings, presentations will be held across the Kansas City area ...

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Biblical judge Gideon named in newly discovered inscription

A rare 3,100-year-old inscription was discovered during excavations in southern Israel and is linked to the biblical judge Gideon. The partial inscription, written in ink on a small pottery jug, was recovered ...

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Hobby Lobby sues Oxford professor for $7 million over stolen Bible fragments

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Hobby Lobby is suing a former Oxford professor for $7 million for selling stolen ancient Bible fragments. Dirk Obbink, a 64-year-old professor of papyrology at Oxford, sold fragments of papyrus and ancient ...

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Palestinian Authority caught destroying remains of Joshua’s Altar

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The Palestinian Authority is under fire after it purposely began destroying the remains of Joshua’s Altar on Mount Ebal. Archaeologists discovered the destruction of the compound when visiting the site late this ...

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Royal purple fabric could be from household of King David

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Have Israeli archaeologists discovered fabric from the household of King David? That’s the amazing assessment coming from Israeli. Israeli media is reporting that archaeologists have recovered scraps of fabric dyed in royal ...

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Archaeologists may have found Nazareth childhood home of Jesus

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The remains of the first-century home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph may have been found, a British archaeologist says. Ken Dark, a professor of archaeology and history at the University of Reading, ...

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The Bendix Plant: The history of a Kansas City landmark

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Most people know the federal property on the Blue River on Bannister Parkway as the Bendix Plant, even though the name Bendix has not been associated with it for years. It did ...

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Anniversary factoids: What you may not know about Nagasaki and Hiroshima

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With this being the 75th anniversary of the use of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, events we note as bringing an end to ...

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NBC’s new streaming service Peacock is worth watching – and it’s free

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America’s one millionth streaming service launched in July, but this one has a unique element that makes it stand out from the rest: It’s free. Sort of. Of course, NBC’s new Peacock ...

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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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Jerusalem street on which Jesus walked, and built by Pontius Pilate, now open to public

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Pontius Pilate has gone down in history for his role in the crucifixion of Jesus. However, archaeologists recently found that he also invested time and money in building the infrastructure of Jerusalem ...

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New discoveries mark 2018 as exciting year in Biblical archaeology

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It was an exciting year for archaeological discoveries in Israel. The Holy Land has more digs taking place than any place on earth. One reason is the building boom taking place that ...

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