Tag: israel and judah

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.

Who Were the Hittites?

06/21 | Archaeology tells us a lot about the Hittites—and the Neo-Hittites too. But it’s hard to reconcile this with the Hittites of the Bible.   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Asherah and the Asherim: Goddess or Cult Symbol?

06/03 | Who is Asherah? What is asherah? The reference may be to a particular goddess, a class of goddess or a cult symbol used to represent the goddess. It is sometimes   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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