Sifting through debris from illegal Islamic excavations on the Temple Mount has recently resulted in the discovery of a snail shell. The dye it was used to create was both priceless and holy, the ultimate royal blue - for priestly garments as commanded by the Bible.
On the coast of the Mediterranean in northern Israel, the city of Dor was once a Canaanite stronghold. Conquered by Israel's most famous general, Joshua, it became a city of Asher, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Hundreds of years later, it fell under Roman rule. This year the waters of Dor yielded up a stone with a Greek inscription. Naming a Roman procurator, it has resolved an almost one hundred year old debate.
UNESCO denies any connection between the Temple Mount and Judaism, but the massive, and growing, archaeological record begs to differ. Here, with photos, are just a few of its proofs.
Because he was the favorite son of Jacob, Joseph's brothers were furious with resentment. According to the Bible, they planned to murder him. Instead he was thrown into a pit, then sold into slavery. Is this the pit into which Joseph was thrown?
When he was in Washington D.C. last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in an informal interview at the Hudson Institute. One of the questions he was asked is this: "What role did God play in the creation of Israel." This is a transcript, and video clip, of the entire question and Netanyahu's intriguing answer.