The Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS) provides a regular column to PE News that offers deep and sometimes surprising insight into the Word of God through close examination of the culture of the day, biblical sites, and archaeological records. In this article, Wave Nunnally, Ph.D., professor of Early Judaism and Christian Origins at Evangel University and a regular instructor in Israel for CHLS, examines the significance of what was recently found in the Ein Gedi scroll and the technology that allows it to be read.
As the seventh feast of the seventh month of the biblical calendar, the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) points toward the culmination of God’s redemptive program. Each year, as we read in Leviticus 23:39-43, we celebrate this harvest festival to rejoice in His sufficiency. We wave the lulav branches (Lev. 23:40) to the four corners of the earth, acknowledging God’s provision for us and His sovereignty as the King of Kings who reigns over all.
During the summer of 2015 part of the “Ark-Quest” team was on Greater Mount Ararat, and took a number of photographs of an (alleged) ancient architectural constructed object. The object resembled “A Triangular ‘A’-Framed (House-Like Roof) on an ancient ship-like-hull” in ruins. Said artifact rests in a semi rectangular horizontal plateaued-like cliff shelf “hollow cavity” recessed into Mount Ararat.
A new book by the Very Rev. Dr. Godson Paul-Nzeh, A Crack In The Church And The Biblical Solution, reveals and challenges the progressivisms in Anglican Church especially from the province in North America. It shows the harm the ideology has done to the faith once delivered to the saints. He stresses that spiritually the ideology has created a crack in the Church. This includes the Church challenging traditional marriage before the government and most of the western countries followed suit. The author believes that the spiritual revival the church is waiting for will come only when the church goes back to Biblical values. This book will effectively help a student of theology to grasp the meaning of theology – generally and specifically – the reformed/Anglican theology. It will also help the reader to follow the present historical events and radical ideological changes that the Church is experiencing.
During a pre-construction survey prior to building a new road, Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists excavated a 7,000-year-old settlement in a northern Jerusalem neighborhood.
Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mark from the seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis.
Interest in Aramaic has soared over the past decade, notably after the release of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster movie The Passion of The Christ, which was filmed in Aramaic and brought Aramaic to the attention of an international Christian audience.
A television commercial airing nationwide on Presidents Day weekend will help remind Americans that God and religion were foundational to this country’s best-remembered presidents. The commercial first aired in 2012.
A new exhibition of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago.
In a controversial new book, historian Steve Weidenkopf challenges the widespread notion that the Crusades were barbaric wars of greed and religious intolerance. The Glory of the Crusades replaces such persistent modern biases with a more factual and nuanced–yet no less compelling–vision of Christendom’s 600-year struggle to reclaim the Holy Land.
A few years ago, people exploring caves outside Jerusalem came across the find of a lifetime: an ancient burial cave containing the remains of a crucified man. This find is only one in a series of finds that overturns a century-old scholarly consensus.
As the news broke last week that a fragment of what could be the earliest copy of the Gospel of Mark, the oldest of the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and central to the belief system of Christianity had been discovered in the face mask of an Egyptian mummy, esteemed Bible scholar and historian, Ewan MacLeod, B.Sc. Hons., M.Sc., is unveiling a new website, JesusSpokeAramaic.com.
In the presence of 1500 attendees at its annual National Apologetics Conference, Veritas Evangelical Seminary received and dedicated a rare Hebrew Torah scroll. The donors, Ken and Barbara Larson, are passionate about Israel and the Bible, visiting the archaeologically rich nation four times.
Discoveries from a new archaeological dig are creating excitement in the area where Jesus began His ministry. The village is called Magdala (Migdal in Hebrew), and it’s the home of Mary Magdalene.