Judith: A Remarkable Heroine

The Book of Judith — considered canonical by Roman Catholics, Apocrypha Literature by Protestants, and non-canon by Jews, included in the Septuagint (Greek version of the Hebrew Bible) —tells the story of the ignominious defeat of the Assyrians, an army bent on world domination, by the hand of a beautiful Jewish widow named Judith who […]

Old texts saved behind a wall at the Mar Behnam monastery

When one knows that modern-day Syria in the past was occupied  by the Romans and before them the Assyrians, Persians and Akkadians and when one considers that the country was home to ancient Paleolithic fossils, some of the earliest evidence of agriculture and one of the largest troves of cuneiform tablets ever discovered, are hearts […]