Tag: ephraim stern

Who Were the Phoenicians?

10/20 | With a commercial empire that lasted a millennium, the Phoenicians were major players in the ancient Mediterranean world. Spreading their culture and goods, they came into contact with many different   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

How Bad Was Jezebel?

09/17 | For more than two thousand years, Jezebel has been saddled with a reputation as the bad girl of the Bible, the wickedest of women. This ancient queen has been denounced   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.

The Palace of the Kings of Israel—in the Bible and Archaeology

08/28 | King Omri of Israel selected Samaria as his capital and built an elaborate palace there in the ninth century B.C.E. What did this palace look like, and was it destroyed   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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