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Search results for:  'Early ancient Near Eastern law'
Updated 06-17-2019

President Trump just tweeted support for Bible courses
President Trump just tweeted support for Bible courses, but its already legal to teach about the Bible  Washington Post

Bible courses in public schools appeared to get a high-visibility boost Monday when President Trump tweeted about a group of states proposing such classes.


Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Ancient civilization in Iran recognized transgender
Ancient civilization in Iran recognized transgender people 3,000 years ago, study suggests  Haaretz

Analysis of funerary artifacts in Iron Age burials at Hasanlu, Iran indicates there were three different sets of offerings: for males, females and a 'third gender'


Sun, 30 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Scholar shares how Creation story was re-created
Scholar shares how Creation story was re-created  Jewish Herald-Voice

So, you think you know the biblical story of Creation. Which one? There are two versions. Modern biblical scholars argue the opening of Genesis combines two ...


Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Israel's Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation
Israel's Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict  Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

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Tue, 30 Apr 2019 18:39:53 GMT
The White Nationalist Fantasy of Ancient Christian
The White Nationalist Fantasy of Ancient Christian-Muslim Conflict Would Get an 'F' in History Class  Rewire.News

When I first heard the tragic news of the shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, I was preparing a lecture for my Introduction to Western.


Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere Into the Center
Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere Into the Center of the World Economy?  The New York Times

In the barely inhabited steppes of Central Asia, it is establishing the next foothold in its trillion-dollar campaign to transform global infrastructure.


Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Think the Bible is fully understood? CU scholar begs
Think the Bible is fully understood? CU scholar begs to differ  CU Boulder Today

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Sam Boyd, a CU Boulder scholar of Biblical studies, dove into the study of religious texts 'so I know what I'm ...


Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
New evidence of ancient child sacrifice found in Turkey
New evidence of ancient child sacrifice found in Turkey  The Natural History Museum

The remains of 11 people, both male and female, ranging from age 11 to young adults, have been uncovered in an excavation of three graves at Baur Hyk.


Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Inside the search for the Bible and other original
Inside the search for the Bible and other original sacred texts  National Geographic

In the shadowy world where religion meets archaeology, scientists, collectors, and schemers are racing to find the most precious relics.


Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:33:19 GMT
Penn State University Press announces new books for
Penn State University Press announces new books for spring/summer 2019  Penn State News

Penn State University Press has unveiled its spring/summer 2019 catalog, featuring new general interest and scholarly books in the fields of art history, literature, ...


Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
How Football Leaks Is Exposing Corruption in European
How Football Leaks Is Exposing Corruption in European Soccer  The New Yorker

While Rui Pinto sits in jail, his revelations are bringing down the sport's most famous teams and players, Sam Knight writes.


Mon, 27 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
What Can Fingerprints Tell Us About Ancient Artisans
What Can Fingerprints Tell Us About Ancient Artisans?  Hyperallergic

Thousands of fingerprints and footprints survive from the ancient world, while the modern science of fingerprints to identify criminals has relatively recent and ...


Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Insights into early urban life - Phys.Org
Insights into early urban life  Phys.Org

Adelheid Otto's research focuses on the development of urban civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. She is now excavating on the site of Ur, one of the world's ...


Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Biblical Archaeology's Top 10 Discoveries of 2018
Biblical Archaeology's Top 10 Discoveries of 2018...... | News & Reporting  ChristianityToday.com

A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year.


Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
How to Defend Nationalism, and How Not to - Mosaic
How to Defend Nationalism, and How Not to  Mosaic

The Virtue of Nationalism? The very title of Yoram Hazony's new book will be repugnant to readers for whom nationalism has simply become a dirty word, ...


Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Piecing Together the Origins of Ancient Near East Names
Piecing Together the Origins of Ancient Near East Names in Scotland  Ancient Origins

Thinking of Scotland, as I do from the somewhat similar mountains of northern India, which has been my home for nigh on twenty years, I do so from a rather ...


Sat, 26 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
40 maps that explain the Middle East - Vox
40 maps that explain the Middle East  Vox

Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and ...


Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
What should be done in the Middle East? Ask the Romans
What should be done in the Middle East? Ask the Romans  The Independent

On a rare visit to London not long ago, I followed a short path I used to walk as a schoolboy: from the ruins of the old Roman wall near Tower Hill Tube station to ...


Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Keen's book on ethics and LGBT relationships is thoughtful
Keen's book on ethics and LGBT relationships is thoughtful, considerate  National Catholic Reporter

Karen Keen's new book Scripture, Ethics and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships is not the kind of book I ever thought I would read. As a rule, moral ...


Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale
Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection  Yale News

Agnete W. Lassen, associate curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection, Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology, and Klaus Wagensonner, postdoctoral ...


Fri, 25 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Take Free Online Course in the Hebrew Bible - Breaking
Take Free Online Course in the Hebrew Bible  Breaking Israel News

And the many peoples shall go and say: Come, Let us go up to the Mount of Hashem, To the House of the God of Yaakov; That He may instruct us in His ways, ...


Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
John Walton's Finest? | Scot McKnight - Patheos
John Walton's Finest? | Scot McKnight  Patheos

A question will be asked in the coming months if this new book by John H. Walton, in his Lost World series, is his finest. His approach of showing how a major ...


Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Oriental Institute helps in return of stolen Persepolis
Oriental Institute helps in return of stolen Persepolis artifact to Iran  UChicago News

Sometime in the spring of 1936, a thief walked up the stairs of a royal building in the heart of the ancient city of Persepolis and pried off a chunk of a ...


Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Understanding the biblical cherubim in their Near Eastern
Understanding the biblical cherubim in their Near Eastern context  Evangelical Focus

One of the most overlooked items in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum is the 8th century BCE marble Lamassu statue discovered in Assur, Iraq in 1845.


Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Roman Law and the Banning of 'Passive' Homosexuality
Roman Law and the Banning of 'Passive' Homosexuality  Ancient Origins

In ancient Rome, there was no vocabulary to distinguish between homosexuality and heterosexuality.


Sat, 23 Jun 2018 14:33:38 GMT
DNA discovery reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians
DNA discovery reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians  CNN

Scientists analyzing mummy DNA find that the closest ancient relations were from the Near East and Europe.


Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Corpus Juris Civilis Law: Created by a Byzantine Emperor
Corpus Juris Civilis Law: Created by a Byzantine Emperor and Still Relevant in Courts Over 1500 Years Later  Ancient Origins

By the time of Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign in the 6th century AD, the Western Roman Empire was kaput, lost to waves of Germanic invaders from the ...


Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Immigration and the biblical law of the stranger
Immigration and the biblical law of the stranger  The Christian Century

Biblical texts repeatedly take up the question of the dignity of migrants and of what others owe them as fellow human beings. Israelite authors were fascinated ...


Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
'How To Write About Africa' The Satiric Essay By The
'How To Write About Africa' The Satiric Essay By The Late Binyavanga Wainaina : Goats and Soda  NPR

Editor's note: Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina died on Tuesday, May 22 after an illness. Perhaps his most acclaimed work was the satiric essay "How To ...


Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
An Illegal Archeological Dig in the West Bank Raises
An Illegal Archeological Dig in the West Bank Raises Questions About the Museum of the Bible  Hyperallergic

The Museum of the Bible has been funding a number of scholarly projects, including an illegal excavation in the West Bank that will certainly influence how the ...


Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
First Kingdoms: The Forgotten Mesopotamian Kingdom
First Kingdoms: The Forgotten Mesopotamian Kingdom of Ebla  Ancient Origins

Spectacular things were happening in Mesopotamia in the period we call the Early Bronze Age, particularly in the southern part of it, commonly called Babylonia.


Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Ever Wonder Why Egyptian Sculptures Are Missing Their
Ever Wonder Why Egyptian Sculptures Are Missing Their Noses? The Answer Will Surprise You  artnet News

"Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt" at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation reveals why noses are broken on many ancient Egyptian statues.


Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
In Golan Heights, Trump Bolsters Israels Netanyahu
In Golan Heights, Trump Bolsters Israels Netanyahu but Risks Roiling Middle East  The New York Times

President Trump declared on Thursday that the United States should recognize Israel's authority over the long disputed Golan Heights, delivering a valuable ...


Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Theology Department Remembers Gary N. Knoppers :: Campus
Theology Department Remembers Gary N. Knoppers :: Campus Watch  Middle East Forum

With a devotion to academics, faith in God and charity to others, Gary N. Knoppers was someone who fully embodied the Notre Dame spirit. "He attracted many ...


Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
No 'proof texts': Wheaton College scholar seeks to
No 'proof texts': Wheaton College scholar seeks to shelve Old Testament moral rules (updated)  GetReligion

The unending debate over the Bible and same-sex relationships is the most troublesome one for U.S. Protestantism since the Civil War. It first broke into the ...


Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The World's Oldest Writing - Archaeology
The World's Oldest Writing  Archaeology

Used by scribes for more than three millennia, cuneiform writing opens a dramatic window onto ancient Mesopotamian life.


Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:00:06 GMT
The Trump Doctrine - Foreign Policy
The Trump Doctrine  Foreign Policy

Two years into U.S. President Donald Trump's tenure, there is still endemic confusion about what, exactly, his foreign policy is. Many critics blame this confusion ...


Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
4,000-yr-old Tablet is the Worlds Oldest Customer Service
4,000-yr-old Tablet is the Worlds Oldest Customer Service Complaint  The Vintage News

In ancient Mesopotamia, people lived, worked, and spent time with their families just as we do today. They also had everyday problems, and clay tablets.


Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Tom Friedman's belief in an 'ancestral homeland' is
Tom Friedman's belief in an 'ancestral homeland' is a toxic myth and not history Updated  Mondoweiss

Memo to Tom Friedman: Israel is not your ancestral homeland, that is a Zionist myth. There was never an exile from Judea. Jews were all over the Roman ...


Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The History of Jewelry, from Ancient Mesopotamia to
The History of Jewelry, from Ancient Mesopotamia to Today  Hyperallergic

While the pieces on display are beautiful, The Met's Jewelry: The Body Transformed exhibition is lacking in curatorial vision, dividing the objects into ...


Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
For you were
For you were (not) slaves in Egypt: The ancient memories behind the Exodus myth  Haaretz

From the expulsion of the Hyksos to Armageddon, the epic Passover saga does not reflect a specific event, but seems to contain distant memories that may give ...


Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Ancient Math That Sets the Date of Easter and Passover
The Ancient Math That Sets the Date of Easter and Passover  The Atlantic

Why don't the two holidays always coincide? It is, to some degree, the moon's fault.


Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Destruction at the ancient site of Mari in Syria
Destruction at the ancient site of Mari in Syria  The Guardian

The ancient city of Mari was one of the first archaeological sites to be occupied by Islamic State. Now new photos are revealing the fate of this important site as ...


Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Mosaic Law in light of ancient Near Eastern law
The Mosaic Law in light of ancient Near Eastern law codes  Evangelical Focus

There are many skeptics today that argue that the laws contained in the Old Testament are written on the basis of earlier Sumerian and Babylonian law codes.


Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  Phys.org

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East.


Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Jewish Marriage and Family in the Ancient World - My
Jewish Marriage and Family in the Ancient World  My Jewish Learning

The following article is reprinted with permission from From Text to Tradition: A History of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism (Ktav).


Sun, 17 May 2015 07:00:42 GMT
Scynexis And The Fungal Economy - Seeking Alpha
Scynexis And The Fungal Economy  Seeking Alpha

Scynexis is a development stage biotechnology developing a novel antifungal, Ibrexafungerp, with a high probability of success. Although a competitive ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:14:00 GMT
Rhode Island Moves Closer to Church Pension Transparency
Rhode Island Moves Closer to Church Pension Transparency  PLANSPONSOR

Both chambers of the state assembly have passed legislation that would require religious organizations that manage pension plans to send regular updates on ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:37:06 GMT
Monday, June 17: Check in to ABCs Steamy, Soapy Grand
Monday, June 17: Check in to ABCs Steamy, Soapy Grand Hotel  Channel Guide Magazine

Demin Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez star in ABC's soapy summertime drama as the glamorous power couple behind the last family-owned hotel on Miami ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:37:30 GMT
Hunting the Elusive Rhino-Horn Cartel of Thailand
Hunting the Elusive Rhino-Horn Cartel of Thailand  GQ

The thunder crack of rifle shot hung for a faint second in the air. Then, with a tremendous tumble, the white rhino hit the dirt. It had taken five bullets to bring the ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:11:15 GMT
SURVEY SAYS: Favorite Vacation Spots - PLANSPONSOR
SURVEY SAYS: Favorite Vacation Spots  PLANSPONSOR

Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, What types of places do you like to go on vacation? I also asked them to share the best vacation they've ever had.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:38:21 GMT
Liu Cixins War of the Worlds - The New Yorker
Liu Cixins War of the Worlds  The New Yorker

A leading sci-fi writer takes stock of China's global rise, Jiayang Fan writes.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:00:48 GMT
The 2018 Just Security Holiday Reading List - Just
The 2018 Just Security Holiday Reading List  Just Security

Everyone at Just Security would like to wish our readers a wonderful holiday season. To help make the season bright, here are some book recommendations ...


Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The heritage of Notre Dame less European than people
The heritage of Notre Dame less European than people think  Middle East Eye

Few seem to know that the Parisian cathedral's architectural design owes a vast debt to Middle Eastern predecessors.


Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Australia's Growing Camel Meat Trade Reveals a Hidden
Australia's Growing Camel Meat Trade Reveals a Hidden History of Early Muslim Migrants  Atlas Obscura

There is a camel in Hanifa Deen's kitchen. He looks down at her as she cooks, eyes proud yet warm, delicately flared snout smelling dinner. While the creature is ...


Thu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Parowan Gap day; interpretations and mysteries of a
Parowan Gap day; interpretations and mysteries of a petroglyph heaven  St George News

FEATURE One of the most concentrated collections of Native American petroglyphs in the Western United States and also one of the least understood is ...


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:02:25 GMT
Archaeologists find world's oldest bread and new evidence
Archaeologists find world's oldest bread and new evidence of sophisticated cooking dating back 14,000 years  The Independent

Early "haute cuisine" is thousands of years older than previously thought. Archaeologists have discovered what appears to be the birth of sophisticated cooking ...


Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Move over, Moses: A pharaoh may have created the ancient
Move over, Moses: A pharaoh may have created the ancient Kingdom of Israel  Haaretz

Soon, Jews around the world will be celebrating Passover. As usual, Pharaoh will be starring as the main villain for enslaving the Hebrews, killing their children ...


Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Ancient migration transformed Spain's DNA - BBC News
Ancient migration transformed Spain's DNA  BBC News

A migration from Central Europe transformed the genetic make-up of people in Spain during the Bronze Age, a study reveals. DNA evidence shows the migrants ...


Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Investigation launched into Netflix's 'Jinn' amid uproar
Investigation launched into Netflix's 'Jinn' amid uproar  Jordan Times

AMMAN The Amman prosecutor's office on Saturday said it launched an investigation into a series which started airing on Netflix and caused a public uproar ...


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:33:53 GMT
Israel wounds 92 Palestinian civilians at weekly protest
Israel wounds 92 Palestinian civilians at weekly protest, including 28 children, 4 paramedics  Mondoweiss

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights reports on the Gaza protests: On Friday, 14 June 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the ...


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:59:00 GMT
Loving the Stranger - Covenant & Conversation - Parshah
Loving the Stranger - Covenant & Conversation - Parshah  Chabad.org

The Torah asks, why should you not hate the stranger? Because you once stood where he stands now. You know the heart of the stranger because you were ...


Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:11:15 GMT
Neolithic Britain: where did the first farmers come
Neolithic Britain: where did the first farmers come from?  The Natural History Museum

The introduction of farming across the world changed the course of human history. In Britain, the island's entire culture changed, incorporating new pottery, tools ...


Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Middle East matters - Secret screenings: Director Sam
Middle East matters - Secret screenings: Director Sam Abbas brings LGBTQ film to Middle Eastern audience  FRANCE 24

While the majority of the world has legalised homosexuality, the countries where it is still outlawed are concentrated in the Middle East. The subject remains ...


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Heaven on earth: the ancient roots of your backyard
Heaven on earth: the ancient roots of your backyard garden  The Conversation AU

You don't have to be an avid gardener or know all the Latin names of plants to appreciate the opportunity for reflection that a stroll in the garden can afford us.


Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Trees of Life and Wonder - The Wall Street Journal
Trees of Life and Wonder  The Wall Street Journal

From Saturnalia to Christmas Eve, people have always had a spiritual need for greenery in the depths of winter.


Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Tunisian piano, medals and magic spells: Treasures
Tunisian piano, medals and magic spells: Treasures recount glory of Jews from Arab countries  Haaretz

Artifacts now on display at a Tel Aviv museum tell the story of flourishing communities in Arab countries and Iran, who sought refuge in Israel in its early years.


Sat, 13 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Persian Collections at Louvre Are Worth the Journey
Persian Collections at Louvre Are Worth the Journey  The New York Times

The museum considers the ancient remnants of the city of Susa among its most prized holdings. But the Darius palace rooms are little-visited and hard to find.


Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Troublesome signs in LACMAs risky reorganization plan
Troublesome signs in LACMAs risky reorganization plan  Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art took a momentous step in collapsing American art and European painting and sculpture into a single curatorial ...


Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
People smoked cannabis to get high 2,500 years ago
People smoked cannabis to get high 2,500 years ago, ancient tombs reveal  The Independent

People were getting high by smoking cannabis 2500 years ago, an excavation of ancient Chinese tombs has revealed. Scientists found traces of ...


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:11:25 GMT
The Mighty Deeds of King Shulgi of Ur, Master of Mesopotamian
The Mighty Deeds of King Shulgi of Ur, Master of Mesopotamian Monarchs  Ancient Origins

In the early second millennium BC, the city-states of Mesopotamia thrived in the so-called Ur III period. Assuming political frameworks previously abandoned in ...


Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Mesopotamia: Birthplace of civilisation - The Guardian
Mesopotamia: Birthplace of civilisation  The Guardian

We look to Greece and Rome for the roots of the modern world. But, as Michael Wood reminds us, civilised life in Iraq began 4000 years earlier.


Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:00:00 GMT
Archaeology trip yields ancient artifacts, rock art
Archaeology trip yields ancient artifacts, rock art, and collegiality  Yale News

A Yale-led team of archaeologists including postdoc Julien Cooper retraced ancient trade routes between Egypt and Sudan over about 1250 miles of open ...


Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
In memoriam: Gary Knoppers, John A. O'Brien Professor
In memoriam: Gary Knoppers, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology  ND Newswire

Gerald Gary N. Knoppers, the John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, died Dec. 22 from pancreatic cancer. He was 62.


Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
1 Theology professor dies at 62 - Observer Online
1 Theology professor dies at 62  Observer Online

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, January 10, 2019. Gary N. Knoppers, the John A. O'Brien professor of theology, died at 62 from pancreatic cancer on Dec.


Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Yale project on ancient Mesopotamia makes the 'esoteric
Yale project on ancient Mesopotamia makes the 'esoteric' more accessible  Yale News

Not so, say the scholars working on the Yale Cuneiform Commentaries Project (CCP). They argue that these are just some of the first traces of a tradition that is ...


Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
Faculty win tenure, promotion - Newsroom - Wagner College
Faculty win tenure, promotion - Newsroom  Wagner College Newsroom

Congratulations to the Wagner College faculty members who were granted tenure and promotion at today's meeting of our board of trustees.


Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Ancient DNA suggests that some Northern Europeans got
Ancient DNA suggests that some Northern Europeans got their languages from Siberia  Science Daily

Most Europeans descend from a combination of European hunter-gatherers, Anatolian early farmers, and Steppe herders. But only European speakers of Uralic ...


Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Ancient Babylon: Center of Mesopotamian Civilization
Ancient Babylon: Center of Mesopotamian Civilization  LiveScience.com

Located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, the ancient city of Babylon served for nearly two millennia as a center of ...


Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
For the first time, Israel faces an adversary too powerful
For the first time, Israel faces an adversary too powerful to be defeated  Haaretz

Iran is the most sophisticated, dangerous adversary Israel has ever faced. It has adopted a decades-long strategy of attrition until destruction. But Israel ...


Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Reproduction: From Hippocrates to IVF - EurekAlert
Reproduction: From Hippocrates to IVF  EurekAlert

A new book is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today.


Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors
How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors  The Conversation UK

Without the scientific knowledge we have today, ancient cultures turned to myths and legends to understand celestial objects.


Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Renovated Morgens West Foundation Galleries of Ancient
Renovated Morgens West Foundation Galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art open at the Michael C. Carlos Museum | Emory University | Atlanta, GA  Emory News Center

The Morgens West Foundation Galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art will open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 10, after a nine-month renovation.


Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Zainab Bahrani on the Destruction of Antiquities
Zainab Bahrani on the Destruction of Antiquities  Columbia University

As the Islamic State continues its attacks in Iraq, Syria and now France, Columbia News asked professors from a number of disciplines to evaluate the threats ...


Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:49:05 GMT
Ishmael is Not the Father of the Arabs - Middle East
Ishmael is Not the Father of the Arabs  Middle East Forum

The commonly held view that Ishmael was the father of the Arab nations is not supported by the Bible, nor by other historical evidence. For centuries, many ...


Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Stories of an Assyrian King and What Became of His
Stories of an Assyrian King and What Became of His Empire  Hyperallergic

A new exhibition at the British Museum underscores the material remains associated with the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, and their display alludes to Britain's ...


Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief
Record-Setting Sale Of An Ancient Assyrian Stone Relief Sparks Looting Fears In Iraq  NPR

Assyrian artifacts are displayed at Iraq's National Museum in Baghdad in 2016. The $30 million sale of a 3,000-year-old Assyrian relief is sparking concern that ...


Sun, 04 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT
What does it mean to be made in the image of God
What does it mean to be made in the image of God?  Patheos

My last post touched on the concept of humankind being created in the image of God, or as it's called in Latin, imago dei. As I mentioned then, there's a whole ...


Sun, 04 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Who Is Sisi of Egypt? A Salafi. :: Middle East Quarterly
Who Is Sisi of Egypt? A Salafi. :: Middle East Quarterly  Middle East Forum

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in July 2013 through a military coup, supported by many sectors of Egyptian society that wanted to rid themselves of the ...


Mon, 04 Mar 2019 20:02:25 GMT
Kushner hopes Israel won't take unilateral steps before
Kushner hopes Israel won't take unilateral steps before Trump's peace plan is released  Haaretz

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser who is overseeing the Trump administration's plan for Middle East peace, said ...


Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Treasures of the Ancient Middle East: Deciphering the
Treasures of the Ancient Middle East: Deciphering the first written language  Qantara.de

Some time around 3200 BC, humans living in the ancient Middle East developed the first written language. George Smith presented fragments of the Flood ...


Sun, 02 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Did Archaeologists Find First Ever Evidence of Biblical
Did Archaeologists Find First Ever Evidence of Biblical Exodus?  Breaking Israel News

Then they stepped up to him and said, We will build here sheepfolds for our flocks and towns for our children. Numbers 32:16 (The Israel Bible).


Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Investigating Origins and Cultural Heritage at the
Investigating Origins and Cultural Heritage at the Metropolitan Museum  Hyperallergic

As educational institutions, museums should feel an obligation to be forthcoming about provenance issues with items on display. Michael PressMay 2, 2019.


Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Pandey, Wendland land American Council of Learned Societies
Pandey, Wendland land American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Two L&S professors won prestigious awards from the American Council of Learned Societies. Nandini Pandey, an associate professor of Classical and Near ...


Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Hobby Lobby, which smuggled antiquities for Bible Museum
Hobby Lobby, which smuggled antiquities for Bible Museum, will return the artifacts to Iraq  Vox.com

Hobby Lobby will return 3,800 illegally obtained ancient Near Eastern artifacts to Iraq, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Tuesday.


Wed, 02 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
'Material glory' of Yale Babylonian Collection comes
'Material glory' of Yale Babylonian Collection comes alive in new exhibit  Yale News

Featuring 150 unique artifacts, Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights from the Yale Babylonian Collection opens on Saturday, April 6 at the Peabody ...


Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Miguel Civil, 'most fluent person in Sumerian since
Miguel Civil, 'most fluent person in Sumerian since 3000 BC,' 1926-2019  UChicago News

Miguel Civil, the world's leading expert in the earliest known written language, died on Jan. 13 at age 92. The scholar at the University of Chicago's Oriental ...


Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
New leadership takes helm of MSU's Cobb Institute of
New leadership takes helm of MSU's Cobb Institute of Archaeology  Mississippi State Newsroom

Mississippi State's College of Arts and Sciences is announcing veteran archaeologist and associate professor Jimmy Hardin as the new interim director of the ...


Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Leviticus and the Times | Robert A. J. Gagnon - First
Leviticus and the Times | Robert A. J. Gagnon  First Things

From the op-ed pages of the New York Times comes The Secret History of Leviticus, an improbable essay by Idan Dershowitz. A scholar of the Hebrew Bible ...


Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
No, Biblical Israel Isnt an Argument That God Ordained
No, Biblical Israel Isnt an Argument That God Ordained Nationalism  National Review

I'm not sure that God's selection of a particular, chosen people -- the people who were to bring forth the Messiah from the line of David -- is necessarily a ...


Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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