Tag: asherim

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.

The Enduring Symbolism of Doves

06/13 | Few symbols have a tradition as long and as rich as the dove. Read about what it represents and how its use has been shared, adapted and reinterpreted across cultures   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

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.


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