Tag: jews

The Origins of “The Cherry Tree Carol”

12/03 | “The Cherry Tree Carol” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 13th-century England; an American version was discovered in Appalachia in the 20th century. Stonehill College Biblical scholar Mary   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

10/27 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

Posted in Temple at Jerusalem.

The Te’omim Cave: Rebel Hideout and Cult Site

10/16 | The Te’omim Cave in the Jerusalem hills served as a refuge for Jewish rebels during the Bar-Kokhba Revolt and later as a pagan cultic site in the second–fourth centuries C.E.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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