For the first time in about 60 years, excavations by Israeli archaeologists have uncovered fragments of a biblical scroll, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). More than 20 bits of parchment were found after teams rappelled down 90 yards off a cliff into “the Cave of Horror” in the Judean Desert reserve’s Nahal Hever. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Latest Biblical Archaeology Research] The IAA says the 2,000-year-old fragments are Greek translations of the Old Testament books of Zechariah and Nahum, and are radiocarbon-dated to the 2nd century AD. The name of God is written in Hebrew. Sign…

The truth of Holy Saturday is that God is with us, even in our mortality. Deep down, I knew I had cancer before the doctor delivered her diagnosis. Still, the news came as a shock. I was 27. My wife and I had just moved to a new town, where we knew hardly a soul. We felt very much alone. Of course, we knew and believed God’s promise to “never leave you nor forsake you” (Deut. 31:6). In church the following week, we sang the chorus “O love that will not let me go.” But this knowledge was mostly intellectual….

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have put renewed focus on what remains of the nuclear deal – and what, if anything, might ultimately replace it.

The following is a Bible Gateway exclusive Sneak Peek and First Listen of No More Holding Back: Emboldening Women to Move Past Barriers, See Their Worth, and Serve God Everywhere (Thomas Nelson, 2019) by Kat Armstrong (@katarmstrong1). Order the book and unabridged audiobook on CD in the Bible Gateway Store. By Kat Armstrong Two chapters into God’s Genesis story of redemption, we find Eve, the first woman, hoodwinked by the serpent. She doesn’t exactly portray us as trustworthy. Since my childhood, I’ve noticed every storybook picture of the fall of mankind placed Eve in the center of the narrative as…