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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.

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.

Anna in the Bible

03/26 | Anna is one of the Bible’s most unusual women. Introduced at the end of the Birth Narrative (Luke 1:1-2:40), Anna concludes the sextet of named, pious Israelites surrounding the miraculous   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.


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