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Women of the Old Testament: Witnessing of Christ

Women of the Old Testament make up more than 120 of the 170 named female figures in the standard works. How many of their stories do we know? How many names can we name? Why does it matter? BYU’s Camille Fronk Olson says that the lessons of biblical women matter now as much as ever.

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Ancient history

Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 75 years ago in a series of caves near the ancient settlement of Masada in the Judean Desert. The manuscripts include the influential Book of Enoch and Book of Isaiah, and have even inspired modern forgeries. Scholars continue to debate related mysteries, such as who wrote the scrolls. Professor Jean-Pierre Isbouts discusses his National Geographic special feature, The Dead Sea Scrolls: 75 Years Since Their Historic Discovery.

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Ancient history

Josephus, Paul, and Early Christianity

F. B. A. Asiedu is the author of Josephus, Paul, and the Fate of Early Christianity (Fortress Academic, 2019).

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Ancient history

Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

The story says a group of Jewish rebels committed mass suicide at Masada, Israel, 2,000 years ago during the Jewish Second Temple period. But what does archaeology reveal about what actually happened? Join archaeologist Jodi Magness as she discusses her book, Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Princeton University Press, 2019).