Tag: asher

Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

04/24 | According to popular belief, cult prostitution was common throughout the ancient world, particularly associated with the fertility rites of the Canaanites and Phoenicians. While some scholars suggest that temple prostitution   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

04/23 | The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Biblical Archaeology Topics, Hebrew Bible.

Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues

04/01 | The Book of Exodus describes ten Egyptian plagues that bring suffering to the land of pharaoh. Are these Biblical plagues plausible on any level?   Read more…

Posted in Exodus, Hebrew Bible, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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