Cave of Horror, or of Wonder?

Cave of Horror, or of Wonder?

The Israeli Antiquities Authority announced earlier this month the finding of a “new” Dead Sea Scroll in the Judean desert. Most news accounts tell only part of the story: the rest is far more interesting. The “new scroll” (and both words belong in quotation marks)...
Deciphering the Evangelical Lexicon

Deciphering the Evangelical Lexicon

The redefinition of Americanized Christianity from a primary call to follow Jesus to a fear-based ideology has solidified during the highly divisive political activities of recent years. To accomplish this fuller evangelical evolution, words had to change meanings....
On the Horns of a Dilemma

On the Horns of a Dilemma

Occasionally, I like to dig into what’s being dug lately, highlighting recent archaeological discoveries in Israel and elsewhere. Teams in Egypt, for example, have been turning up scores of undisturbed coffins in Saqqara, an ancient necropolis south of Cairo, where...
Sidestepping Palestine Won’t Foster Real Peace

Sidestepping Palestine Won’t Foster Real Peace

After years of an apparent stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians and other Arab nations, the Trump administration has heralded a so-called breakthrough in relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two small but wealthy Gulf states,...