Judea or Judæa (/dʒuːˈdiː.ə/; from Hebrew: יהודה, Standard Yehuda Tiberian, Arabic: يهودية, Yahudia, Greek: Ἰουδαία, Ioudaía; Latin: IVDÆA) is the biblical name of the mountainous southern West Bank. The name originates from the biblical tribe of Judah and associated Kingdom of Judah, which the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia dated from 934 until 586 BCE. The name of the region continued to be incorporated through the Babylonian conquest, Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods
This piece was made for an exhibit at the Creation Museum. The men carry the body of Jesus to the Tomb. The walls of Jersusalem on the left, the Tower of Mariamne behind. It was a collaborative effort by Ben Iocco, Greg Iocco, and myself. We work on a set of the three pieces at once, and each day we rotated them and work on each other's work. Check my blog for updates – I plan to do a blog about the collaboration as well as the historicity of these pieces.
Caiaphas Ossuary In 1990 a startling discovery was made that shook biblical scholars and archaeologists alike. In the Peace Forest section of Jerusalem was discovered a burial cave containing twelve ossuaries, one of them being none other than that of Caiaphas, the high priest who presided at the trial of Jesus. This amazing discovery provides us with a powerful historical connection to the events described in the Gospels.