The Islamic State tweeted video (not linked because I don’t approve of snuff films) of pieces from the Mosul Museum being shattered, smashed, destroyed. My undergraduate education was capped off with research on an early Old Babylonian site that was looted and destroyed in the events surrounding the second Iraq War. 482 more words
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I read a prayer last night that nearly brought me to tears – but for reasons one wouldn’t expect.
I’ve been reading John Walton’s Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament… 956 more words
The Genesis story is so often compared to the Babylonian epic the Enuma Elish that an commentary written since it was found is almost compelled to mention it. 1,253 more words
Every nation enacts laws to make a more peaceful society where all members can agree on the morays, taboos, and folkways they are obliged to conform to. 1,107 more words
William Dever, a leading archeologist argues the Hebrew Bible is overlaid with legendary material that can't be history
The consensus of biblical archaeologists is that the Hebrew Bible contains much history but its “overlaid with legendary and even fantastic materials that the modern reader may enjoy as ‘story’ but which can scarcely be taken seriously as history.” 231 more words