While the Bible generally condemns prostitution, these sex workers had a special place in God’s affections.
Candida Moss is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, UK and an award-winning author of five books, including Bible-Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby. She is also a frequent news commentator for CBS and CNN. Follow her on Twitter @candidamoss. Follow her on Twitter @candidamoss.
Papyrologists date the fragment to the second century CE, making it one of the earliest examples of Christian writing, even before the formation of the New Testament.
The impact of the Black Death in the 14th century is undeniable, but this does not mean the narrative about how it began is accurate.
Archaeologists excavating in the Fayum uncovered the remains of a child and 142 dogs in an ancient Egyptian necropolis. The “amazing discovery” has everyone stumped.
For centuries, those who expressed horror at the Ptolemaic tendency to keep marriage in the family blamed the Egyptians.
Scientists from Siberia claim a tomb holds evidence of a new, previously unknown ancient culture.
What appears to have been an intentional mistranslation has led to us misunderstanding Mary’s status, and, that of Jesus himself.
A cursory online search reveals theories about the origins of Christmas that range from the historical to the hysterical. Do any hold water?
Legend has it that St. Nicholas punched out a troublesome priest at one of the Church's most important councils.
In its eagerness to find a woke nail to hammer, the cultural right didn't just get the details of the sermon wrong, but showed an ignorance of history and theology.