Tag: ancient near east

Carchemish in the Bible and History

08/24 | Carchemish was an important Hittite fortress and provincial capital located on the west bank of the Euphrates River.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

08/01 | 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.

The Philistine Marketplace at Ashkelon

05/15 | In “Buy Low, Sell High: The Marketplace at Ashkelon” in the January/February 2014 issue of BAR, Daniel Master and Lawrence Stager examine what was traded and by whom in Philistine   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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