The Marriage of the Virgin by Flemish painter Robert Campin depicts the very dawn of Christianity, when it was separating from—and superseding—
More than 200 Biblical texts written in Hebrew were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. How do these ancient Biblical texts compare with the Masoretic Text and the Greek Septuagint in scholars’ search for the most authoritative text of the Hebrew Bible? Emanuel Tov examines this question in “Searching for the ‘Original’
The Bible condemns infant sacrifice. Did it occur at Carthage? In “Infants Sacrificed? The Tale Teeth Tell,” Patricia Smith presents evidence that seems to confirm that infant sacrifice was indeed practiced at Carthage. But this conclusion has not gone unchallenged.
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