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Confusions of "Pharisees" and "Essenes" in Josephus

Robert Eisenman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

Several historical and textual problems emerge from identifying the Dead Sea Scrolls with "the Essenes". Since most of our knowledge about "Essenes" i...

Christmas vs. the Empire

Craig S. Keener | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Does it matter where our wealth and merchandise come from? Or do we pledge first allegiance to different values, identifying with those in need and working for peace and justice in the world?

PHOTOS: A Rare Glimpse Inside Jerusalem's Old Turkish Prison

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An old Turkish prison in Jerusalem is briefly opening to the public this weekend, allowing visitors a rare glimpse inside an infamou...

Herod's Theater Box Discovered At Palace In Israel

AP | AISHA MOHAMMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have excavated a lavish, private theater box in a 400-seat facility at King Herod's winter palace in the Jude...