Tag: Apotropaic

Josephus on the Essenes

08/01 | Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls, People in the Bible.

The Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics

01/02 | Archaeologist and art historian Karen Britt of the University of Louisville provides a detailed artistic analysis of a Huqoq mosaic featuring an inscription and two female faces.   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

Apotropaic Guardians, Ancient Symbols, Divine Icons or Children’s Toys?

03/08 | Clay, stone and plaster figurines have been found across the ancient world, but their significance repeatedly mystifies archaeologists. What are these ancient symbols? Could they be apotropaic guardians, children’s toys,   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Daily Life and Practice.

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