Tag: esarhaddon

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

01/01 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides evidence for how ancient taxes were   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, Inscriptions.

Understanding Israel’s 10 Commandments

09/28 | Are the 10 Commandments really a moral code, or did the ancients understand them rather as the constitutional basis of a political theocracy?   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

‘Abdiel: Egyptian Vizier and “Servant of the God El”

06/04 | Could a vizier with a Semitic name from ancient Egypt illuminate the story of Joseph in the Bible?   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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