‘I kind of fell into it,’ says Robert Alter of his decades-long project of retranslating the Bible, ensuing from a request to write ‘about Genesis or Kafka’
In the beginning there was a 4th-century Latin translation of the Hebrew Bible, but over the millennia a myriad English translations 'moved vpon the water'
What persists among liberal pro-Israel groups, however, is wariness of CUFI’s alliances with the broader American right wing
Copts, the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, held a midnight mass in the Cathedral of the Nativity on the eve of Coptic Christmas
'When Jesus said we’re all sinners, he really meant all of us, everybody. I don’t think you can choose a president based on their personal behavior,' Jerry Falwell Jr. told the Washington Post
Jesus’ Judaism is an unpleasant, denied truth. But Jesus was a classic Jew – a suspicious, revolutionary, brave, dissident, ambitious outsider. The very least he deserves from Israel is a city square named after him
The West Bank Palestinian town is enjoying its busiest Christmas in years, with hotels nearly fully booked and the security situation relatively calm
Whether online or at actual brick-and-mortar facilities in the Holy Land, thousands of evangelical Christians are increasingly turning to Jewish educators in pursuit of ‘authentic Torah teaching’
The West Bank's Qasr al-Yahud is open to the public after a team of Israeli, Palestinian and Georgian deminers free the site where Jesus is said to have been baptized
'As we approach Christmas, we need to pray for them and speak out for them,' added Justin Welby
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Father Francesco Patton, a top official with the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, were present
'This is a copy of God’s ship. It only makes sense to take it to God’s land,' says Devout Christian businessman Johan Huibers, who devoted four years to building the ark according to specifications in the Bible
An evangelical Christian group invested $120 million in building the Ark Encounter to convince visitors that the world was created less than 6,000 years ago
As the focus on Roe v. Wade increases with the looming addition of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, many volunteers say they are motivated by Jewish values and attitudes toward abortion, which differ from those of conservative Christianity
The invitation to a pope is the first by a North Korean leader since Kim's father invited Pope John Paul in 2000
Opinion Monotheism Is Seen as Judaism's Gift to the World. But Has It Really Brought Peace and Harmony?
Monotheism is widely considered more moral and rational than polytheism. But a controversy in Germany is raising the question whether the belief in one God actually leads to fanaticism and violence
Pope Francis has ignored calls from clergy and ordinary faithful to respond directly to the claims he helped cover up a molestation case, saying there are times when 'silence and prayer' are the best response
'Let’s be clear also about what’s going on here. The theme here is, ‘I’m Donald Trump and I’ll protect you from the scary black people,’' Jeffrey Toobin said on CNN on Tuesday
'Don’t condemn. Dialogue. Understand, give the child space so he or she can express themselves'
Francis’ trip to Ireland, the first by a pope in 39 years, has been overshadowed by renewed outrage over the Catholic Church’s systemic failures to protect children
The Franciscans have reopened their museum in the Old City of Jerusalem’s Church of the Flagellation — the first dedicated to the life and times of Christ
The U.S. Charge d'affaires in Turkey said he was 'disappointed' by the ruling by the court in the Aegean province of Izmir
Paula White, spiritual adviser of Donald Trump, has stated in an interview with CBN that Jesus' three-and-a-half-year exile in Egypt did not make him a refugee because he had not 'broken the law'
In newly revealed 500-year-old letter up to auction this month, Protestant reformer refers to Jews as 'devils incarnate,' but Luther scholars warn against labeling Luther as anti-Semitic
Explained Concerns Arise That Trump's Leading Supreme Court Contender Is Member of a 'Religious Cult'
Amy Coney Barrett was slammed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein during a previous confirmation hearing, saying she was concerned 'that the dogma lives loudly within you'
The Assembly also passed two resolutions from its Middle East Committee that were not Israel-related, one dealing with the crisis in Syria and one on disengagement from Iran
In recent years Brooks has been on a very public religious and intellectual journey
Wassim Razzouk’s family has given tattoos to Christian pilgrims for centuries, including possibly three British princes in the 19th century. The Duke of Cambridge could be the next while he tours Israel later this month
Reworded bill excludes all references to the role of churches in fire sale to developers ■ Lawmaker: 'We will not allow thousands of Jerusalem residents to be harmed'
The Vatican declined to confirm or deny the remarks in keeping with its policy not to comment on the pope’s private conversations