A stone slab found off the coast of Israel has finally revealed the name of the ruler during one of the most iconic moments in Jewish history: the Bar Kokhba revolt.

The slab dates to the second century A.D., a bloody time in Jewish history when a fiery leader named Simon bar Kokhba led a failed revolt against Roman rulers . The huge chunk of stone was found at an underwater site called Tel Dor, located about 18 miles south of the city of Haifa. [Photos: 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument in Israel]


Is this the first true portrait of JESUS? Historian claims coin from 1st Century AD is the only lifelike image of Christ 



A tiny bronze coin, dating from the first century AD, is the only lifelike image ever made of Christ, according to controversial British biblical historian Ralph Ellis.

Thou shalt buy this tablet: Earliest known inscription of the Ten Commandments is up for sale for $600,000


The tablet was first discovered in Yavneh in Isreal 1913 and it has resided in the Living Torah Museum in New York since 2005. Los Angeles-based Heritage Auctions is selling the tablet.


Earliest-known tablet inscribed with the Ten Commandments is SOLD at auction