The Bible

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Melbourne art critic reviews melting Murdochs without noticing Rupert or Lachlan
The oversight by the Age’s critic got us thinking about our own mistakes. What’s your worst professional blunder? Tell us in the comments below

Amanda Meade

10, Nov, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Top 10 books about lies and liars | Aja Raden
The untruths we believe in all to easily drive books by authors from Shakespeare to F Scott Fitzgerald and Neil Gaiman

Aja Raden

15, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Bible has a happy ending? Well, I’ll be damned | Brief letters
Brief letters: Londoners | Leonardo da Vinci | The Book of Revelation | Art criticism | Squirrels

Letters

07, Jul, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Reverend Richard Coles: ‘A collapsing ancien régime is like Disneyland to me’
The vicar, journalist and former pop star on Lampedusa’s Leopard, the trials of a trilogy – and why Raymond Blanc makes him laugh

Richard Coles

04, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘We even performed it in front of the pope!’ – how we made Godspell
‘Religious groups didn’t like Jesus wearing a Superman shirt or the lack of a resurrection. So we told them the curtain call was the resurrection – when Jesus runs on and takes a bow’

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

10, May, 2021 @3:59 PM

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Was King Solomon the ancient world’s first shipping magnate?
Marine archaeologist unearths evidence suggesting the biblical king’s riches were based on voyages he funded with Phoenician allies

Dalya Alberge

25, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Names of the Women by Jeet Thayil review – Bible stories reclaimed
This fascinating but patchy novel explores female characters in the New Testament who have been marginalised and misrepresented by history

Marcel Theroux

24, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The forgotten French tapestry with lessons for our apocalyptic times
Hidden away in a chateau in Angers is the beautiful Apocalypse Tapestry, made after war and pestilence had killed millions in medieval Europe. It is, quite literally, a Revelation

John Kampfner

17, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 novels and stories about shame
Anna Ahmatova, David Malouf, Yukio Mishima and more explore the emotion that tears us apart but leads us into compassion, writes Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas

25, Mar, 2020 @10:31 AM

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'Dead Sea Scrolls fragments' at Museum of the Bible are all fakes, study says
Washington museum hired experts to examine purchases from controversial ‘Post-2002’ collection

Richard Luscombe

16, Mar, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Are there any facts mentioned in the Bible that would not have been common knowledge at the time?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

28, Jan, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Oxford don suspended over alleged artefact theft could still gain from sale
Export bar on ancient Myrowr of Recluses means buyer from UK could purchase it from Dr Dirk Obbink

Charlotte Higgins

21, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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