ISRAEL, HISTORY

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Rare antique Bible manuscript written in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic - thought to be 2,000 years old

"Ancient" Syriac bible found in Cyprus

(Reuters Life!) - Authorities in northern Cyprus believe they have found an ancient version of the Bible written in Syriac, a dialect of the native language of Jesus.

Jerusalem, Ben Yehuda street

Ben Yehuda pedestrian road in downtoan of the city at sunset

Via Dolorosa ninth station: Roman pillar in far corner marks Jesus' third fall.

See The Holy Land

The route Jesus took to Calvary is uncertain. Today’s Way of the Cross originated in pious tradition, but is hallowed by the footsteps of the faithful over centuries . . . .

The synagogue, dated to the 2nd Temple period (50BC - 100AD) is one of the oldest ever found, and was unearthed at Migdal, Israel. Archaeologists were particularly excited by the discovery of a large carved stone depicting the menorah -- a seven-branched candelabrum -- from the  Second Temple which was destroyed in 70 AD during the Roman siege of Jerusalem.

People - Photos

MIGDAL, ISRAEL: This handout file photo provided on September 11, 2009 by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) shows an aerial view of the excavations of a recently uncovered synagogue at Migdal on the north-western end of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. The synagogue, dated to the 2nd Temple period (50BC - 100AD) is one of the oldest ever found, and was unearthed at Migdal, which Christians believe to be the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, a leading follower of Jesus. Archaeologists…

1 of 12. Pilate Stone - The Pilate Stone Is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries to date. The stone is significant because it is the only universally accepted archaeology bearing the inscription of 'Pontius Pilate'.

Is the New Testament Historical?

An examination of the archaeological, historical and documentary evidence of the New Testament.

The recently excavated stepped stone street that leads from the Pool of Siloam up to the Temple Mount. The continuation of the street can be seen in the opening further up on the left side of the street. The Temple Mount is 1600 feet (a little more than a quarter mile) up these stairs to the north, but the excavation does not continue all the way to the Temple Mount.

Siloam Road - Pilgrimage Road - Jerusalem 101

The recently excavated stepped stone street that leads from the Pool of Siloam up to the Temple Mount. The continuation of the street can be seen in the opening further up on the left side of the street. The Temple Mount is 1600 feet (a little more than a quarter mile) up these stairs to the north, but the excavation does not continue all the way to the Temple Mount.

High Priest vestments.

High Priest vestments.

Red Sea Crossing Discovered. Artifacts & Evidence

Red Sea Crossing Discovered. Artifacts & Evidence

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque View of the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount in the ancient city of Jerusalem. by Sarah Ferguson (2009) copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson photographed place: Ierusalem, Hierosolyma, Col. Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/687928/] Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm]. images source: http://maps.google.com…

Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Pontius Pilate Stone

Caesarea Maritima, Israel Photographs | Sebastos Harbor

Photographs of the Harbor, Roman Theater, Aqueduct, Pontius Pilate Stone and Roadway, the Via Maris.