Tag: philistine

Beth Shean in the Bible and Archaeology

01/22 | Beth Shean plays an important role in the Bible following the death of King Saul and as a major Israelite administrative center. Excavations over the past century have revealed what   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

How Did Ancient Bureaucrats Set Their Interest Rates?

01/02 | When did people begin issuing interest-bearing loans? And how did they decide how much to charge for the privilege of borrowing money?   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

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.


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