Tag: 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.

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

04/23 | 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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