Evangelist Portrait of Luke
Evangelist Portrait of Luke, Ethiopian Gospels, early 16th century CE, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Ezra and the Compilation of the Pentateuch
The authorship of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament–known as the Torah or the Pentateuch–has...
From the Maccabees to the Mishnah, 3rd Edition
Shaye Cohen’s third edition of his work about Jewish life from the Maccabees to the Mishnah is most valuable...
Gezer is an ancient city and archaeological site located in central Israel where the central mountains meet the northern...
How the Bible Became Holy
In How the Bible Became Holy, Michael Satlow narratively presents the history, developments, and trajectories of how...
Jacob Wright: The Oldest Reference to Israel
In 1896 Flinders Petrie discovered what is for many the most important achievement of his long and celebrated career...
Jezebel: Princess of Sidon, Queen of Israel
Jezebel was the Phoenician Princess of Sidon (9th century BCE) whose story is told in the Hebrew Tanakh (the Christian...
Map of Jewish Deportations
A map showing the deportation of the Jews by the Assyrians.
Mesopotamian Effects on Israel During the Iron Age
The Iron Age in the traditional Ancient Near Eastern chronology ranges from somewhere around 1200 BCE to 333 BCE. It begins...
Moses (c. 1400 BCE) is considered one of the most important religious leaders in world history. He is claimed by the religions...