The Bible and its laws were complex and not practiced in the way many of us think about laws today.
Famine was a constant threat during biblical times. The authors of the Old Testament used it to explain God’s wrath, but also as a narrative device.
As vaccinated grandparents gather with their families this Passover, many might find solace in the history of the celebrations and how it offers hope for the future.
During the pandemic, the practice of faith has moved to being a more personal one for many. A scholar of the Judeo-Christian tradition explains how tragedy often resulted in private piety.
Recent protests on racial justice have also questioned the portrayal of Jesus as a white man. An art historian explains how this image appeared and came to be marketed worldwide.
Some of the Passover Seder traditions are occurring through Zoom this year. A historian of the Bible explains how ancient Israelites changed the ways of their worship.
Spirituals were created out of the experience of enslaved people in the US. They weren’t songs of anger – but of an abiding belief in the victory of good over evil.
Scripture strongly and unequivocally affirms the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality, says a Christian scholar who turns to the Bible for guidance on Trump’s immigration policy.
The real scrolls are considered priceless. Here’s why.
The curious case of Bible #1, and how much we actually know about it.
Most religions have a fundamental belief that all human life belongs to God.
For the enslaved Africans, music – rhythm in particular – became a tool of communication about their conditions. Later, it laid the foundation for spirituals and gospel songs.
The discovery of the signature of Christianity’s favourite prophet has caused a stir, but what does it mean?
The four ingredients for holy incense are listed in the Old Testament, but there was much debate over the origin of one of them – onycha. Scientists think they’ve now confirmed the source.
Logic, science and critical thinking are working miracles for non-believers.
Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, taught that a righteous man could help numerous women and children go to heaven by being ‘sealed’ in plural marriage. Norms have been revised, but tensions remain.
A scholar explains how mercy could be a simple act of opening oneself to those with opposing views.
A scholar quotes Biblical passages to show how the text affirms – strongly and unequivocally – the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality.