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Yahweh
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Yahweh

Yahweh is the name of the state god of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and, later, the Kingdom of Judah. His name is composed of four Hebrew consonants (YHWH, known as the Tetragrammaton) which the prophet Moses is said to have...
Torah
Definition by Justin King

Torah

The Torah, also known as the Pentateuch (from the Greek for “five books”), is the first collection of texts in the Hebrew Bible. It deals with the origins of not only the Israelites but also the entire world. Though traditionally...
Yamm
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Yamm

Yamm (from the Semitic word yam for 'sea’, also known as Yam and Yam-Nahar) was the god of the sea in the pantheon of the Canaanite-Phoenicians. Depicted consistently as tyrannical, angry, violent and harsh, Yamm...
Never Seen: The Trace of a Jewish Spirit from Mesopotamia
Article by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Never Seen: The Trace of a Jewish Spirit from Mesopotamia

The Story Begins from a Dead End August 25, 2015 was a very hot day of summer but its omen was a very promising one! That day, I was with my friend, Mr. Hashim Hama Abdulla, director of the Sulaymaniyah Museum in Iraq, walking in the main...
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Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Unknown sculptor, Venus, 4th century B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=hXQa7psqSTY Unknown sculptor, Venus after the Greek original by Praxiteles from the 4th century B.C.E., Roman, 175-200 C.E. (Getty Villa) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Francesca Tronchin...
The History of Egypt (Part 2): The Amarna Letters
Video by DrDavidNeiman

The History of Egypt (Part 2): The Amarna Letters

Discovered in 1897, the letters of Tel El Amarna shed light on the political tensions that existed between Egypt, Canaan and Amurru during the period known as the Amarna Age. King Labayu of Shechem pleads for help from Pharaoh as does the...
Gopala Jewish Tombstone
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Gopala Jewish Tombstone

This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan". The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate...
Gopala Jewish Tombstone
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Gopala Jewish Tombstone

This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan". The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate...
Gopala Jewish Tombstone
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Gopala Jewish Tombstone

This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan". The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate...
Gopala Jewish Tombstone
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Gopala Jewish Tombstone

From left to right: my friend Siamand, me (Osama), Khamis (an engineer working at the Museum), and Hashim (director of the Museum). Behind the scene photo, shooting the rock. This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman...