Tag Archives: Ancient History

The Arad and Lachish Letters, and the last moments of the Kingdom of Judah

The Arad and Lachish letters are military communications that date to the final years of the Kingdom of Judah. Carefully read, they provide a valuable insight into the daily lives of the military personnel and their attitudes to events as … Continue reading

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Countering Christian Apologists. Important work.

Originally posted on Κέλσος:
I have focused heavily on reading Greek authors and doing academic work over the past couple weeks, which has freed up time this Friday to address some recent activity in Christian apologetics circles. Recently, Christian apologist David…

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Morality concerns in ancient Egypt

In modern Western thought it is far too easy to slip into thinking that moral thinking originated with Jesus or at best the Ten Commandments. This post draws on the Declaration of Innocence in ‘The Judgement of the Dead’, from … Continue reading

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What were the ethnic origins of earliest Israel?

It is commonly believed that the establishment of ancient Israel is substantially as presented in the Bible – an invasion of the land of Canaan by Israelite slaves, descended from Jacob and led out of Egypt by Moses. In this … Continue reading

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