Tag: judah and tamar

Understanding Israel’s 10 Commandments

06/14 | Are the 10 Commandments really a moral code, or did the ancients understand them rather as the constitutional basis of a political theocracy?   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

04/24 | According to popular belief, cult prostitution was common throughout the ancient world, particularly associated with the fertility rites of the Canaanites and Phoenicians. While some scholars suggest that temple prostitution   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Love Your Neighbor: Only Israelites or Everyone?

01/03 | The Book of Leviticus tells us to love our neighbors, but who are our neighbors? Does the command mean to just love fellow Israelites—or everyone?   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.


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