Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has spoken out on the controversy surrounding a small piece of papyrus dubbed the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife," which now appears to be a fabrication, by stating that Jesus' bride is the Church, and not a woman who lived on Earth.
"Skeptics of the Bible used this tiny fragment of text to try to prove that the Gospels contained an inaccurate or fragmentary account of Jesus' life. But of course, the Bible was right all along," Ham, a Young Earth Creationist, wrote in an AiG blog on Monday.
"Now, nowhere does Scripture state, 'Jesus was not married.' But none of the Gospel writers — among whom were eyewitnesses and a historian who interviewed eyewitnesses — mention a wife and neither do any of the other New Testament writers. And besides, Jesus' bride is the Church (Ephesians 5:23–32), not a woman here on Earth," he added. more >>
A remarkable archaeological discovery in Israel could shed light on the mystery of the Philistines, a villainous group of people mentioned throughout the Bible whose origins have remained unknown.
The National Geographic reported that a cemetery with human remains was found on the southern coast of Israel outside the walls of the ancient Ashkelon, a major Philistines city that thrived between the 12th and 7th centuries B.C.
The cemetery contains the remains of over 211 bodies, dated from the 11th to 8th centuries B.C. more >>
A new documentary following ten students to Egypt to decode the ancient world using clues from the Bible will be released this summer.
Thinking Man Films Production is making the new youth-oriented DVD series, "Patterns of Evidence: Young Explorers," following the success of the award-winning adventure documentary "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus."
"Patterns of Evidence: Young Explorers" follows 10 students as they journey on an exploration into the world of ancient Egypt and the Bible, looking for ancient clues in the biblical text which prepares them for face-to-face encounters with Egyptologists and archaeologists. The series targets youth from 8-15 year olds. more >>
A Harvard journal is refusing to retract a 2014 article it published about an infamous scrap of papyrus suggesting Jesus had a wife even though the professor who authored it now admits the fragment is a forgery.
Harvard Divinity School professor Karen King told the Boston Globe last week that "it appears now that all the material [Ernest Fritz, owner of the fragment,] gave to me concerning the provenance of the papyrus ... were fabrications."
Less than 24 hours after an investigative report about Fritz's papyrus forgery was published in the August issue of The Atlantic, additional documents emerged showing a fake Greek manuscript Fritz had posted on his website and a blog in which his wife "talks of restoring a second century Christian gospel, a project that apparently left part of the manuscript in fragments," according to Live Science. more >>
Archaeologists have discovered a hidden underground monastery at the historical site of the Nevşehir Castle in the Central Anatolian province of Turkey.
The monastery, which was found alongside a church complete with frescoes and other artifacts, could date as far back as the fifth or sixth century, researchers say.
Archaeologists near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, have used lidar technology to find medieval cities and waterways surrounding the temple that was built during the Khmer Empire.
The technology, which combines light detection and radar to survey areas, found a 734-square-mile area around Angkor Wat that previously served as home to sophisticated medieval cities, water structures and smelting areas.
Damian Evans, whose discovery was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science last week, tolde Guardian that the technology has allowed him and other archaeologists to get a better idea of how Southeast Asia functioned 900 to 1,400 years ago. more >>