Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Widow’s Mite

Jesus Time Bronze Jewish Coin The Widow's Mite in Gold

The Widow’s Mite What we call the “Widow’s Mite” is actually a bronze prutah (small denomination) from the Hasmonean period, minted under Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 B.C.). This is an interesting coin which on one side has a design of star with paleo-Hebrew characters in between the rays which spell out the Hebrew name of Alexander […]

A Look at Roman Glass Tear Bottles from the First Century

Roman Glass

Take this Cup from Me: A Look at Roman Glass Tear Bottles from the First Century When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mt. of Olives, he prayed to God, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42) Before the […]