Tag: ancient near east

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

12/10 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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Posted in Hebrew Bible, Inscriptions, News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

12/01 | 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.

Who Was the Wife of Cain?

11/25 | Who did Cain marry? Where did she come from? Mary Joan Winn Leith suggests that while the Israelite storyteller knew that other men and women in Genesis existed outside of   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible.


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