Tag: ancient Israel

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

01/26 | Dogs—or celeb in Hebrew—were not well loved in the Bible. Given the negative associations with dogs, it is surprising that one of the great Hebrew spies bears this name.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, Hebrew Bible.

Ancient Israel Through a Social Scientific Lens

09/29 | Archaeology has come a long way since 19th-century explorers first mapped Biblical sites. Two recent volumes highlight the value of a new interdisciplinary approach as archaeologist Avraham Faust explores Israelite   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Reviews.

Nehemiah—The Man Behind the Wall

09/17 | Few people are familiar with the Biblical figure Nehemiah, and yet he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C. following the Babylonian exile.   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.


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