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Although it will not be published for quite a while, I am looking forward to a forthcoming publication from de Gruyter: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible… 64 more words

General Musings

KS3 - Mesopotamian Seals

Today we have a huge number of ways of identifying one another and of proving our identity to others, especially the authorities. We have passports, driving licences, fingerprinting, DNA analysis and so many others. 699 more words

Ancient Near East

In the Beginning

Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

  • God created out of nothing or ex nihilo. Anything we create is based on something but God created out of nothing.
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#16. Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur (modern Tell el-Muqayyar)

Again, sheesh what a title!

Art Historical Background

So the title of “standard” is a bit of a misnomer: a “standard” is something that is put on a pole and typically carried in a procession or battle. 1,190 more words

Art & Humanities

Empty Pot (2017)

Trying something a little different.  I was inspired to paint what appears to be an ancient looking pot.  Could be an oil pot or a pot for water.   35 more words

The World of Genesis

Historical Background on the Book of Genesis

  • Author – Although the events of this book ended more than 300 years before Moses was born, the latter is credited to be the writer of this book.
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The Story of Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins at sunset today, so I thought I would write a little about this holiday. Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. It is an eight day celebration which lasts from the twenty-fifth day on Kislev to the second day of Tevet. 682 more words