Tag: judah and tamar

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.

Fruit in the Bible

09/03 | Seeds and fruit remains are exciting discoveries for archaeologists, and they provide radiocarbon data to help date buried strata. Fruit also plays an important role in the Biblical narrative.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

08/07 | According to popular belief, cult prostitution was common throughout the ancient world, particularly associated with the fertility rites of the Canaanites and Phoenicians. While some scholars suggest that temple prostitution   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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