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The Gutenberg Bible, 550 Years after Gutenberg

By Eric White

The Gutenberg Bible, printed in Mainz c. 1455, is the most famous, expensive, and closely scrutinized of all typographic books. As the earliest significant product of Europe’s first printing press, this beautiful multi-volume folio Latin Bible has come to symbolize the ‘invention of printing’ with moveable metal typefaces, a technological development that proved crucial for Western civilization in that it powered the rapid spread of learning that eventually gave rise to religious reforms, scientific revolutions, political upheavals, and the birth of modern thought. See complete essay

Jesus and Early Synagogues

By Jordan J. Ryan

Synagogues play an important role in the evangelists’ accounts of the ministry of Jesus. Some of the most memorable scenes from the Gospels take place in synagogues, such as the exorcism of the demoniac in Capernaum (Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:31-37), the incident at Nazareth (Mark 6:2-26; Matt 13:54-58; Luke 4:16-30), and the Bread of Life discourse (John 6:25-71). See complete essay

Did the Fortified Jerusalem of the Middle Bronze Just Vanish, and What Does This Say About King David?

By David Gurevich

On the annual conference, New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and Its Region in 2016, Dr. Joe Uziel and his team dropped a bombshell. According to Uziel, the famous massive fortifications near the Gihon Spring, which were attributed to the Middle Bronze Age II, shall not be regarded to this period anymore. In fact, as Uziel suggested, they were constructed much later, in the course of Iron Age, in 9th century BCE. See complete essay

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