Tag: Ancient Israel

Israelite Cosmology and the Orientation of Iron Age Houses

11/21 | Why are most of the houses from Iron Age Israel and Judah oriented to the east?   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

Ancient Latrine: A Peek into King Hezekiah’s Reforms in the Bible?

11/13 | An ancient stone toilet recently unearthed at Lachish may provide archaeological evidence of King Hezekiah’s religious reforms throughout Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. The toilet had been placed in   Read more…

Posted in News, Artifacts and the Bible.

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

10/27 | 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.


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