Sabbatai Zevi (Jewish Convert To Islam)

Originally posted on News For The Blind:
Sabbatai Zevi (שַׁבְּתַי צְבִי, other spellings include Sabbatai Ẓevi, Shabbetai Ẓevi, Shabbeṯāy Ṣeḇī, Sabbatai Sevi, Shabsai Tzvi, and Sabetay Sevi in Turkish) (August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676[1]) was aSephardic Rabbi[2] and kabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of…

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…