Tag: ancient near east

What Does the Aegean World Have to Do with the Biblical World?

01/08 | What does the ancient Aegean world in the west have to do with the Biblical world in the east? Quite a lot, according to Aegean archaeology specialist Louise Hitchcock.   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

How Did Ancient Bureaucrats Set Their Interest Rates?

01/02 | When did people begin issuing interest-bearing loans? And how did they decide how much to charge for the privilege of borrowing money?   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

The Origins of “The Cherry Tree Carol”

12/02 | “The Cherry Tree Carol” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 13th-century England; an American version was discovered in Appalachia in the 20th century. Stonehill College Biblical scholar Mary   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.


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