Tag: Who were the essenes

How the Serpent Became Satan

06/01 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

05/23 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Cultures, Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

First Person: Was the Dead Sea Scroll Community Celibate?

05/08 | One of the many fascinating questions about the Dead Sea Scroll community living at Qumran is whether its members were celibate. Did they marry and have children or not?   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls.


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