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Who were the Philistines? New Evidence from Ashkelon Dig

You may have read in the press about recent discoveries regarding a Philistine graveyard which has been found at Ashkelon in Israel. The graveyard is somewhere between 2,700 and 3,000 years old. 854 more words

Ancient Near East

Art Talk: Mesopotamia

In continuing our survey of art history, our next stop is the ancient Near East, otherwise known as Mesopotamia. This region is located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and includes the ancient cities (like Babylon) that now make up the modern nations of the Middle East, including Iran, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon, among others. 692 more words

Art History

"From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah" by Jonathan S. Milgram

Jonathan S. Milgram. From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah: Tannaitic Inheritance Law in its Legal and Social Contexts. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 164. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2016, 201 pp.. 1,320 more words


The Ancient Near East & A Classical Education

I remember vividly looking at the syllabus for 9th grade history and wondering, “How will I ever teach an entire semester of Mesopotamian history?” Once the panic attack subsided, I slowly divided the semester into manageable units arranged around the peoples and empires on the syllabus with names like, “Sumer & Akkad,” “The Assyrians,” “The Neo-Assyrians,” “the Mitanni,” and on and on. 1,568 more words

It's His Story

I’ve been trying to finish my essay on the structure of the book of Genesis, but I keep running into the need to explain why I disagree with the mainstream academic belief about who wrote down these stories first.  547 more words