Tag: Ancient Israelite Religion

Ancient Israelite religion refers to the religious practices and beliefs of the people of Israel during the Biblical period, especially from the Iron Age to the Persian period.

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

07/15 | 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.

Hezekiah’s Religious Reform—In the Bible and Archaeology

06/09 | One of the most significant changes in the religious life of ancient Israel occurred during the reign of the Judahite king Hezekiah, in the late eighth century B.C.E. According to   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

Special Report: Current Status of the Tell Ain Dara Temple

03/09 | Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special   Read more…

Posted in News, Cultural Heritage, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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