A college course that plans to teach students how the Bible can be interpreted through “queer theory” will be offered at Pomona College in the 2019 spring semester.The private college in Claremont, California is offering the one-credit “Religious Studies” course, titled “Queer Theory and the Bible,” by instructor Erin Runions, the chair of the Religious Studies department at Pomona College.
Archaeologists have reportedly uncovered the ancient entrance gate to the biblical city of Zer in Israel, also known as Bethsaida, which is mentioned in the New Testament as the city where Jesus fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish in one His most well-known miracles.
The Egypt Exploration Society made the announcement about the fragment – known as P.Oxy LXXXIII 5345 – on its website May 24.
“After rigorous comparison with other objectively dated texts, the hand of this papyrus is now assigned to the late second to early third century AD,” the society said.
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ARTICLE: New fragments have been identified from the books of Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Jubilees, also known as the Lesser Genesis.
The news was announced Tuesday at a Jerusalem conference organized by Hebrew University’s Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Israel Museum, the University of Vienna and New York University.
Fragments have also been found from The Temple Scroll, the longest of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which provides directions for conducting Temple services, and the Great Psalms Scroll. Researchers note that another fragment contains letters paleo-Hebrew, an ancient Hebrew script, which cannot be attributed to any known manuscripts. “This raises the possibility that it belonged to a still unknown manuscript,” explains the Israel Antiquities Authority, in its statement.