Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year.
The church actively sought to destroy these "wicked" Bibles for their heresy.
The museum's opening has been clouded by claims of forgeries and stolen artifacts.
Before the printing press, Christians were more flexible with how they interpreted the Bible.
A stone tablet dating to the fourth-century A.D. that bears the text of the 10 Commandments in Samaritan script is slated for auction next month in California.
Two new books detail the contents of more than 25 previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls, the fragments of ancient texts containing narratives from the Hebrew Bible.
In their excavations of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, archaeologists uncovered two stunning mosaics depicting Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea.
A newly translated ancient Hebrew text provides clues to what may have happened to the Ark of the Covenant, along with the other treasures in King Solomon’s Temple.
A recent discovery has shed new light on an age-old mystery.
From their accidental discovery to their sale in the classifieds, find out more about the ancient collection of texts.