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  • What Did People Eat and Drink in Roman Palestine?

    05/04/2019 7:41:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | April 23, 2019 | Megan Sauter
    In a land flowing with milk and honey, what kinds of food made up the ancient Jewish diet? What did people eat and drink in Roman Palestine? Susan Weingarten guides readers through a menu of the first millennium C.E. in her article "Biblical Archaeology 101: The Ancient Diet of Roman Palestine," published in the March/April 2019 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. Although it is difficult to reconstruct the diet of the average person in Palestine during the Roman and Late Antique periods, Weingarten, as both a food historian and an archaeologist, is well equipped for the task. Using archaeological remains...
  • The Black Pharaoh in Denmark

    04/10/2015 9:57:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Friday, April 10, 2015 | editors
    It has been said that the period between 760 BCE to 656 BCE in Egypt was the 'age of the black pharaohs'. It was during this time that ancient Egypt was ruled by a dynasty or succession of kings from Nubia, the Kingdom of Kush, a rival African kingdom just to its south in what is today northern Sudan. Beginning with king Kashta's successful invasion of Upper Egypt, what became known as the 25th Dynasty achieved the reunification of Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, and also Kush (Nubia), the largest Egyptian empire since the New Kingdom. They introduced new Kushite cultural...
  • BBC drops Anno Domini and Before Christ to avoid offending non-Christians

    09/26/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 110 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 25 2011 | Claire Duffin
    The BBC has been accused of bowing to political correctness after it emerged that it was discouraging the use of the terms BC and AD for fear of offending non-Christians. The Corporation's religion website states that it opts for the "religiously neutral" Common Era and Before Common Era, rather than Anno Domini (the year of Our Lord) and Before Christ. It goes on: "As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians." But critics said the changes were meaningless because, just like AD and BC, the alternative terms...
  • No BC and AD? That Spells Culture War (The sensitivity police arrest our calendar.)

    03/07/2011 6:23:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 7, 2011 | Clayton E. Cramer
    If I write a date as 44 BC or 476 AD, you immediately know to what years I am referring. I would guess that just about anyone junior high age or older in the U.S., Canada, or anywhere in Europe would also immediately recognize that one of those dates is 2055 years ago, and the other is 1535 years ago. (Okay, some of you had to pull out a calculator first.) You all know that BC means “Before Christ,” and many of you may even remember that AD is an abbreviation for the Latin Anno Domini: in the year...
  • Re-Writing History: Leftist Jihadis Hunting Down Jesus Wherever He's Found

    12/01/2004 9:25:11 AM PST · by hinterlander · 36 replies · 2,517+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | December 1, 2004 | Mac Johnson
    Pop quiz time: can you name the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated? If you said March 15th, 44 BC, you’re…. an ignorant zealot! The correct date, as being taught in many History books, is March 15th, 44 BCE. If this surprises you, don’t worry, your kids will be taught the difference soon enough in school. You see, there’s a problem with old dates: those letters at the end contain a little abbreviated baby Jesus. “BC” being “Before Christ” and ”AD” being “Anno Domini“, Latin for “Year of Our Lord”. And for the anti-Christian Jihadis in Academia, any reference to...
  • Son of Schlafly counters Wikipedia (Alternative to Wikipedia - being developed)

    07/01/2007 8:46:16 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 227 replies · 2,904+ views
    LA Times by way ot Twin Cities . com ^ | 7/1/2007 | Stephanie Simon, LA Times
    "Andy Schlafly was appalled. He was teaching a history class to home-schooled teens and one student had just turned in an assignment that dated events as "BCE," before the common era - rather than "B.C." or before Christ. "Where did that come from?" he demanded. Her answer was "Wikipedia." Schlafly knew he had to act. In his mind, the popular online encyclopedia - written and edited by self-appointed experts worldwide - was riddled with liberal bias.......
  • Political Correctness Takes a Hit in Kentucky Schools

    06/15/2006 5:05:48 PM PDT · by xzins · 71 replies · 1,410+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 15 Jun 06 | Jim & Jodie Brown
    Political Correctness Takes a Hit in Kentucky Schools School Board Retains Traditional Historic Designations B.C. and A.D. By Jim Brown and Jody Brown June 15, 2006 (AgapePress) - A conservative advocacy group is praising the Kentucky state school board for refusing to add the secular terms "Common Era" and "Before the Common Era" to school curriculum. The board has voted 10-0 to continue using the designations "B.C." and "A.D." to mark historical dates in textbooks and tests. The unanimous vote overturns an April decision in which the board proposed changing the acronyms to "C.E." and "B.C.E." Since that decision was...
  • Modern Bibles are the Result of Many Edits:

    05/06/2006 7:04:47 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 238 replies · 3,579+ views
    For all those folks following the Good Book, we have some bad news. Turns out a lot of our modern Bible was tacked on, scratched out, and just plain garbled from the original Gospels as scribes over the millennia tried to present Christianity in what they thought was its truest light. In fact, many of our modern Bibles are based on the wrong originals, says Bart Ehrman in his best-selling book Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind who Changed the Bible and Why. Even our beloved King James version has several segments based on a 12th-century manuscript that scholars now say...
  • P.C. scholars take Christ out of B.C.

    04/25/2005 7:10:15 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 46 replies · 1,429+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/25/05 | Michael Gormley
    In certain precincts of a world encouraged to embrace differences, Christ is out. The terms "B.C." and "A.D." increasingly are shunned by certain scholars. Educators and historians say schools have been changing the terms "Before Christ," or B.C., to "Before Common Era," or B.C.E., and "anno Domini" (Latin for "in the year of the Lord") to "Common Era." In short, they're referred to as B.C.E. and C.E. The new terms were introduced by academics in the 1990s in public elementary and high school classrooms. Candace de Russy, a national writer on education and Catholic issues and a trustee for SUNY,...
  • Use of B.C. and A.D. Faces Changing Times

    04/25/2005 7:18:19 AM PDT · by Irontank · 41 replies · 3,139+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 23, 2005 | Michael Gormley
    In a world encouraged to embrace differences, B.C. and A.D. are increasingly finding themselves on the wrong end of the religious sensitivity meter. Educators and historians say schools from North America to Australia have been changing the terms Before Christ to Before Common Era and anno Domini (Latin for "year of the Lord") to Common Era. In short, they're referred to as B.C.E. and C.E. The change has stoked the ire of Christian conservatives and some religious leaders who view it as an attack on a social and political order that has been in place for centuries. Ironically, for more...
  • B.C. not P.C. for students

    03/03/2005 6:10:29 PM PST · by A. Pole · 71 replies · 1,344+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 3, 2005
    BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS B.C. not P.C. for students Educators' move to change 'Before Christ' to 'Before Common Era' sparking outrage In what's perceived as a case of political correctness trumping history and everyday usage, students in Australia are now seeing the calendar term B.C. – which stands for "Before Christ" – being replaced with BCE, meaning "Before Common Era." "This is political correctness gone mad," Shadow Education Minister Jillian Skinner told the Sydney Daily Telegraph. "You ask the average mum and dad out there how they refer to time and calendars, they will use Before Christ [B.C.]." The change by...
  • The Advice Of An Akkadian Father To His Son, c. 2200BCE

    07/20/2002 2:43:48 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 190+ views
    The Advice of an Akkadian Father to His Son, c. 2200 BCE Do not set out to stand around in the assembly. Do not loiter where there is a dispute, for in the dispute they will have you as an observer. Then you will be made a witness for them, and they will involve you in a lawsuit to affirm something that does not concern you. In case of a dispute, get away from it, disregard it! If a dispute involving you should flare up, calm it down. A dispute is a covered pit, a wall which can cover over...