Unrivaled discovery to unravel origins of notorious and enigmatic peoples of the Hebrew Bible

Outside the walls of ancient Ashkelon, a major city on the southern coast of Israel, of the Philistines between the 12th and 7th centuries B.C.E., an unprecedented find may finally reveal the origins of one of the Hebrew Bible’s greatest villains. Non-Semitic people of southern Palestine in ancient times, came into conflict with the Israelites […]

Old Arad and Widespread literacy in Judah in 600 BCE

Looking at the texts of the Hebrew Scriptures they demand a certain knowledge of reading capacity. We did not have to wait for the new Tel Aviv University study published on April the 12th in PNAS to know that widespread literacy was required for going through the books of Moses and the Prophets. With the new […]