Tag: 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.

Excavating the Bible—A Response

12/05 | In the September/October 2014 issue of BAR, Itzhaq Shai reviewed Yitzhak Meitlis’s book Excavating the Bible (Eshel Books, 2012). Here, Meitlis responds to Shai’s review.   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works, Scholar’s Study.

A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

08/15 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Cultures, Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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