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Bible's Manuscript

The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, the language spoken by the Israelite and the New Testament was written in Aramaic and Greek but now the Bible is written in 6,000 different languages around the world.

Biblical Facts

An Ancient Jewish Community on Elephantine Island, Aswan

One of the most interesting interludes in ancient Egyptian history concerns the Jewish community that inhabited a portion of Elephantine Island, located in southern Egypt adjacent to the town of Aswan, during the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.E.  458 more words


Behind the Bible

  • The Bible was written in different places (wilderness, dark underground prison, , while having a trip, palaces, mountain ) at different occasion (feast, war, peace) in different moods (in rage, peak of joy, depths of despair and misery) on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe,) in three languages (Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek) by different social status (poor, middle class and wealthy).

Biblical Facts

Midyat, Turkey

Midyat, another ancient city in northern Mesopotamia, was historically defined by its large population of Syriac Christians.  In fact, for much of history it was known by its Syriac name, Tur Abdin.   112 more words


Taliyth Zimuwthiy*

Taliyth Zimuwthiy*

Belligerent and rich, belittled

little fool. Bird’s heart full

of crazy listening: crush of lies,

sacrifice, lambs bled,

fallen doves. Devil surging

for a jest, spilling niceties… 183 more words

Fundamentalism (Part 2 of many)

The Bible is inerrant. Everything written is factual truth, every word, sentence, account, number, date, and sequence of events…

In Fundamentalism, the Bible is the ultimate authority. 511 more words

Faith Issues

Chicago's Aramaic-Speaking Community

I produced this segment for Worldview, on Chicago’s Aramaic-speaking community. The interview was based on an article by Ariel Sabar in Smithsonian Magazine. I included audio from Mr. 12 more words