Archaeologists have restored parts of a giant 11th century hospital from the time of the Crusaders that held 2,000 beds and was ran by the St. John of the Hospital order in Jerusalem.
"This was where the members of the St. John of the Hospital order lived. This is where it started. This was the first place where they used an ambulatory service to bring in sick and wounded people to the hospital. They had riders on camels and horses," said Amit Re'em, excavation co-director for the Israel Antiquities Authority, according to Catholic News Service.
Do you want to know what really happened to dinosaurs? Well, president and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S. and the Creation Museum, Ken Ham, says they were in Noah's Ark.
Although he doesn't reveal exactly what happened to them after that, Ham announced in a new radio ad posted to YouTube on Monday that God created dinosaurs and he told Noah to take pairs of them into the ark before the biblical flood.
"Evolution has used dinosaurs more than almost anything else to indoctrinate children into millions of years of evolutionary ideas. Evolution has claimed dinosaurs evolved over 200 million years ago. That no humans ever lived with them…that some mysterious event led to the extinction of dinosaurs," says Ham in the one-minute ad titled "What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?" more >>
An archaeologist overseeing a dig at Balatlar Church in Turkey's Sinop Province claims her team has discovered a 1,350-year-old stone chest containing "a piece of a cross" and which she believes possibly came from the one on which Jesus was crucified as recorded in the Gospels.
"We have found a holy thing in a chest. It is a piece of a cross, and we think it was [part of the cross on which Jesus was crucified]," Gulgun Koroglu, head of the years-long excavation at the site, told reporters. "This stone chest is very important to us. It has a history and is the most important artifact we have unearthed so far."
Archaeologists in Israel are allowing the general public to help uncover the remains of what they believe was once Libnah, an ancient city that overlooked biblical giant Goliath's hometown of Gath.
The Tel Burna Excavation Project is honed in on the Shephelah region of Israel, an area that once served as a border between the kingdoms of Judah and Philistia, according to the project's website. One of the long-term goals of the project is to gain a greater understanding of how ancient borders worked and how the communities near them functioned.
Archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University have completed several seasons of excavating in Tel Burna, uncovering some artifacts that date as far back as the 13th Century B.C., though there is likely much more to uncover. Itzhaq Shai, program director for the project, hopes even people who aren't archaeologists will develop an interest and help with the dig. more >>
An assistant professor from Vanderbilt University has stated the Bible played a "prominent" role in Americans' arguments for starting the American Revolution, as well as other wars in American history.
James P. Byrd, associate dean for Graduate Education and Research at Vanderbilt's Divinity School, argued this point in the recently published book, Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Byrd explained that while doing his research he was "struck by how prominent the Bible was in Revolutionary America." more >>
A ceramic jar with Canaanite language inscriptions believed to be from 10th Century B.C. or the time of King David and King Solomon, and discovered near Jerusalem's Temple Mount, has researchers puzzled in their efforts to discover its meaning.
"The piece that was discovered is the end of the inscription and one letter from its beginning. The writing is characteristic of the 10th and 11th centuries B.C.E. It resembles what is known as proto-Canaanite script, that is, writing that existed in the land of Israel prior to the strengthening of Israelite rule and Hebrew writing," Professor Shmuel Ahituv from Ben-Gurion University said, according to Israel Hayom. The discovery has been documented in the Israel Exploration Journal, written by Ahituv and Hebrew University's David Ben-Shlomo.
According to the Bible, the Canaanites were people who lived in present-day Israel. more >>