Tag: child sacrifice

What Does the Bible Say About Children—and What Does Archaeology Say?

10/22 | What was it like to be a child in the ancient Near East? What role did they play in the household?   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

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 “High Place” at Tel Gezer

07/05 | Tel Gezer’s first excavator, R.A.S. Macalister, believed there was a “high place” dedicated to child sacrifice at the Canaanite site. William G. Dever disagrees.   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.


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