Tag: Canaan

The “High Place” at Tel Gezer

01/30 | Tel Gezer’s first excavator, R.A.S. Macalister, believed there was a “high place” dedicated to child sacrifice at the Canaanite site. William G. Dever disagrees.   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

01/26 | 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.

Canaanite Cult Complex Discovered at Tel Burna

10/17 | A 3,300-year-old cult complex where Baal may have been worshipped has been excavated at Tel Burna in Israel.   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, News.

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