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The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

12/10 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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Posted in Hebrew Bible, Inscriptions, News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

12/09 | 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 Temple at Jerusalem.

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

09/18 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Hebrew Bible, Temple at Jerusalem.


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