Tag: judah and tamar

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.

The Story of Ruth

07/31 | According to Adele Berlin, the Book of Ruth illuminates the main theme of the Hebrew Bible: the continuity of God’s people in their land.   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible.


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