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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

10 things you probably didn’t know about Jack


More than 70 fragments of ancient biblical texts have gone on sale in the last 20 years, many of them purchased by evangelical collectors. At least 16 are forgeries. Experts want to know: Where are the other fake fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?

How hard is it to forge a bit of the Dead Sea Scrolls? We talked to an expert in fake (and real) biblical antiquities to understand why archaeological frauds have gotten so hard to detect.

One religious liberty expert says the Supreme Court’s recent decision to block New York’s limits on worship service capacity rightly classifies churches as essential but doesn’t make all restrictions invalid.

In honor of C. S. Lewis’s 122nd birthday yesterday, we’ve got 10 things you probably didn’t know about Jack.

In other news:

Kentucky’s largest church decided to keep meeting in-person, despite the governor’s COVID-19 recommendations. Pastors cited concerns about mental health in the congregation and said they will be careful not to spread the coronavirus.

Thousands marched against the legalization of abortion in Argentina on Saturday, with evangelicals joining Catholics to oppose President Alberto Fernandez’s proposal.

A Southern Baptist pastor in Florida canceled his church’s Christmas pageant. Now the church is embroiled in a civil war.

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