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Christopher Hays on the Divine Suckling

Professor Christopher B. Hays (Fuller Theological Seminary) delivered a lecture at the College de France, on April 15, 2016, entitled, “Imagery of Divine Suckling in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East… 11 more words


Akhenaten's Capital Recreated in HD

In the 14th century BC, Pharaoh Amenhotep IV initiated a religious revolution in Egypt. He introduced worship of the sun disk Aten to eclipse the worship of all the other gods of Egypt. 140 more words


First blog post

My first blog post. I stubbled upon a  National Geographic article on the latest discoveries out of Jerusalem, uncovering the remnants of a Greek settlement. The biblical tale tells us the Greeks fought one last bloody rebellion here against the Judahites, leaving Jerusalem after their loss. 64 more words

Ancient Near East

Economics in the ancient world?

Part of my research is located between philosophy and specific disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. I’m currently working on a project on several facets of economic life in the ancient Near East. 1,332 more words


Sumerian Caveman

This prehistoric forager dude is meant to be an ancestor to the Sumerians, whose civilization thrived in what is now southern Iraq (or Mesopotamia) near the delta of the Tigris-Euphrates rivers. 48 more words


Dr. Bruce Wells on "Sex Crimes in the Laws of the Hebrew Bible" - ASOR Podcast

Listen to the excellent Friends of ASOR Podcast interview with Dr. Bruce Wells, Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, who recently authored the article, “ 14 more words


Grinding out the win

Three months in Iraq is probably as much as is good for a person of sound mind. There’s been a profound air of counting-the-days over the last two weeks, with strong undertones of seeing-it-through and hanging-on-in-there. 511 more words