Tag: Jerusalem

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

06/01 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides new evidence for how ancient taxes   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, Inscriptions.

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

06/01 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

Posted in Image Galleries, Temple at Jerusalem.

Word Play

05/15 | 3,000 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 to   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.


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