The region around Jerusalem has a long history of religious practices. Those practices might date back to the Stone Age. The people who lived in a recently discovered 9,000-year-old city just outside present-day Jerusalem were likely people of faith, according to an archaeologist who co-led the excavation.
Israel’s Minister of Education created a firestorm when he advocated for conversion therapy for gay teenagers. Rafael Peretz, who is also an orthodox rabbi, made the comments in response to a question during an interview with Channel 12’s evening news on Saturday.
Israeli officials unveiled a stairway, known as “Pilgrim’s Road,” that which provides further windows into biblical history. The road, which Jesus likely walked,” served as a pathway to ancient Jerusalem for those who traveled there three times a year to offer sacrifices.
A team of Israeli archeologists has announced the discovery of an ancient Biblical city. The Israeli Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia issued a joint statement saying that they had uncovered the city of Ziklag, which was mentioned multiple times in the Bible.
One of the hottest prospects in the NFL, Deshaun Watson, has been baptized in the Jordan River. The 23-year-old was invited to the Holy Land by a group called “America’s Voices in Israel,” which organizes trips for Latino and African-American celebrities to experience the ancient Biblical region.
Israeli paratroopers and archaeologists announced Wednesday that they unearthed the remains of a 2,700-year-old watchtower at an undisclosed location in southern Israel. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority say they cannot reveal the exact location for security purposes but did say that it sits on an elevated location.