Tag: incantation bowls

Ancient Lullabies in Mesopotamia

03/28 | Parents worldwide and through the ages have longed for a magical cure for their crying babies. In his Archaeological Views column, David Bosworth examines ancient Mesopotamian lullabies used to soothe   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Lilith

01/09 | In most manifestations of her myth, Lilith represents chaos, seduction and ungodliness. Yet, in her every guise, Lilith has cast a spell on humankind. Who is Lilith in the Bible?   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.

Word Play

05/15 | Three thousand years ago, when alphabetic writing had just begun to spread across the masses of the ancient Near East, written words were far more than idle marks meant simply   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.


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