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William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson
Daniel C. Peterson, professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at BYU, is editor-in-chief of the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative and a blogger for Patheos. William Hamblin is a professor of history at BYU and co-author of “Solomon's Temple: Myth and History.” Their views do not necessarily represent those of BYU.

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Less than an hour north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is a small city that has played a remarkable role in history since pagan times.
Ancient and medieval Christian art illustrates some of the difficulties and controversies of Christian theology over the centuries.
John Knox, the father of Presbyterianism, led an extraordinarily dramatic life not only in Scotland but also in Germany, in Switzerland and at sea.
Hindu practices, if examined with care, can shed interesting light on long-dead practices described in the Hebrew Bible.
A prominent Christian philosopher's most heartfelt book emerged from an experience that he never sought and would dearly love to have never had.
Christian church buildings, in the sense familiar to us since even before the Middle Ages, took several centuries to emerge. And they still show some signs of the temple that they partly replaced.
A city that isn't even mentioned in the Bible may have been a key part of the earthly upbringing of Jesus and might help us to understand some of the expressions that he used in his teaching.
A remarkable discovery was made in 2009 during a construction project at the site of ancient Magdala, near the Capernaum of Jesus and the first apostles.
Can archaeology locate the site of Jesus Christ's burial and resurrection? There are two principal candidates for the designation. Which, if either of them, is right?
Here are some of the words associated with Holy Week and Easter that provide a glimpse into the events associated with the atonement of Jesus Christ, as well as into the history of Christianity itself.