Tag: Israelites

BAF Lecture: Ammonites v. Israelites

11/26 | On December 17, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Ammonites v Israelites: Battle of Jephthah (Judges 11)” by Dr. Elizabeth Bloch-Smith of the Jewish Theological Seminary.   Read more…

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Asherah and the Asherim: Goddess or Cult Symbol?

11/04 | Who is Asherah? What is asherah? The reference may be to a particular goddess, a class of goddess or a cult symbol used to represent the goddess. It is sometimes   Read more…

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

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

10/22 | 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.

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