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biblical stories


Why an Ancient Tablet Describing an Ark Isn’t Proof the Biblical Story Happened

By On August 31, 2017

Amazing rescue stories are starting to emerge from Texas. The human chain that helped an elderly man exit his stranded car. Volunteers coming from afar on Jet Skis and fishing boats. It got… Read More

Make Way for Canadian Sheep Making Baa-aliyah

These Sheep Are Preparing to Make Baa-aliyah

By On March 16, 2016

National animals are a serious matter — after all, what would Americans think of themselves if Ben Franklin’s (fictional) campaign for the turkey had bested the bald eagle? Insofar as Jews are… Read More

Israel's Persian Deer Heist of 1978

Israel’s Great Persian Deer Heist of 1978

By On January 6, 2016

In the valleys of the Galilee, along the slopes of Mount Carmel, prance the rare Persian fallow deer. Their presence in Northern Israel is, you could say, a miracle. You could also… Read More


A Biblical Family Tree

By On October 3, 2013

From classics like One Hundred Years of Solitude to recent hits like Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell series, complicated tales often come with charts or maps at the front to help you keep track of the characters… Read More


The Dark Side of the Bible

By On June 22, 2012

In one of the darkest moments in the war between Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders on the TV show The Simpsons, Homer is about to unleash a swarm of locusts on his adversary. “Wow,” crows his… Read More


Samson, Meet Delilah

By On April 4, 2012

A new online comic takes its inspiration from a biblical adventure. Sam is a neighborhood guy hanging out at the bake shop, about to snatch the last cupcake. He’s challenged by a beautiful girl, Lilah, who’s also… Read More


Job, the Musical

By On February 20, 2012

Joseph, with his Technicolor coat and his rags-to-riches story, seems like the ideal protagonist for a musical. An exotic setting! Family drama! And a great tear-jerker ending! The story of Job might make a great musical, too–for an audience… Read More


Messed-Up Bible Stories

By On January 26, 2012

There’s no denying it. Some stories from the Torah are straight-up disturbing. Often, in Hebrew schools and synagogues, people push these stories into the background, focusing instead on more easily understandable (and less shiver-inducing) parts. However, a new animated… Read More


Earth to Endor

By On August 31, 2011

If you’re a Star Wars geek, one mention of the word “Endor” will call to mind a foresty planet populated by diminutive fuzzy Ewoks. But the word itself hearkens back to a much older… Read More


The Horror of the Bible, in Nine Creepy Tales

By On January 21, 2011

These aren’t the Bible stories you grew up with. In the anthology She Nailed a Stake through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror, nine writers reconceive biblical stories in their own unique voices–and put their… Read More

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