Concerning the destruction of house of the people or a house of God

Renowned biblical scholar Richard Elliott Friedman, a professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and author of the best-selling book “Who Wrote the Bible?” says that there is not a word in Jeremiah 39 about the Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem being destroyed Temple was destroyed when describing the capture of Jerusalem.  For him, […]

Excavation of the great temple at Motza near Jerusalem

Shua Kisilevitz of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority and Prof. Oded Lipschits of Tel Aviv University are leading the 2021 summer dig of the temple at Motza (alternatively spelled Moza) from the same period as the First Temple. Possibly also like Solomon’s temple, this one, a little over six kilometres from the […]

Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites

According to the Bible, the Ammonites were descendants of Ben-ammi, who was the son of Lot (Abraham’s nephew) and Lot’s younger daughter; the Moabites were descendants of Moab, the son of Lot and his oldest daughter; and the Edomites were descendants of Esau, Jacob’s twin and Isaac’s oldest son. The ancient Semitic-speaking nation occupyed the […]

Arad

Originally posted on Pictures from the Holyland:
Arad, a Canaanite city southwest of the Dead Sea,  is mentioned in the Bible as one of the cities located in the eastern Negev whose inhabitants prevented the Israelites from entering the “Promised Land”: “When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the Negeb, heard that Israel…