St. Matthew from the Ebbo Gospels
Saint Matthew from the Ebbo Gospels, 820-830 CE, Municipal Library, Épernay, France. This is called an "author page", although it is generally accepted that Matthew did not actually write the gospel that has been given his name.
Moses Recieves the Law
Detail from the west window of Bath Abbey showing Moses receiving the tablets of the Commandments from the hand of God.
Manuscript of Amos 2, c. 550 CE
A manuscript of the second chapter of the ancient biblical book of Amos by a scribe in the 6th century CE copying a c. 750 BCE original. (University of Pennsylvania Library, USA)
Map of Jewish Deportations
A map showing the deportation of the Jews by the Assyrians.
Evangelist Portrait of Luke
Evangelist Portrait of Luke, Ethiopian Gospels, early 16th century CE, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Gospel of John - Papyrus 52
An image of the ancient manuscript of the Gospel of John known as P52, or Papyrus 52. This is currently not only the oldest known manuscript of the Gospel of John, but the earliest known manuscript of the entire New Testament in general...
Ancient Flood Legends and Stories from Around the World
Although the biblical story of Noah’s Ark is the best known, numerous cultures all around the globe and throughout history have developed their own versions of the flood myth, with the oldest one being the Eridu Genesis, also known as the...
Professor Jacob Wright Discusses the Origins of Noah
Jacob is a scholar of Hebrew BIble and Jewish Studies teaching at Emory University, home to the largest doctoral program in biblical studies. Watch this video to see him discuss the origins of Noah Copyright Emory University
Religion & Superstition in Colonial America
Religion and superstition went hand in hand in Colonial America, and one’s belief in the first confirmed the validity of the second. The colonists' worldview was completely informed by religion and so everything that happened - good or bad...
Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a collection of spells which enable the soul of the deceased to navigate the afterlife. The famous title was given the work by western scholars; the actual title would translate as The Book of Coming Forth...