Ancient History


“I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-Barnea to spy out the land; and I brought him an honest report.”
—Joshua 14:7

According to the Bible, the Israelites stayed at a place called Kadesh following their Exodus from Egypt and wanderings through the desert. Kadesh—also called Kadesh-Barnea in some Biblical passages1—was where Moses' sister Miriam died and was buried (Numbers 20:1) and from where Moses sent 12 men [...]

Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

The migration of the Bantu people from their origins in southern West Africa saw a gradual population movement sweep through the central, eastern, and southern parts of the continent starting in the mid-2nd millennium BCE and finally ending before 1500 CE. With them, the Bantu brought new technologies and skills such as cultivating high-yield crops and iron-working which produced more efficient... [...]
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Guinevere is the Queen of Britain, wife of King Arthur, and lover of Sir Lancelot in the Arthurian Legends best known in their standardized form from Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur (1469 CE). She first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain (1136 CE) as Arthur's wife, who is abducted by his nephew Mordred and must be rescued by Arthur, but... [...]
Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Where is Biblical Colossae?

The unexcavated site of Colossae sits near the modern city of Honaz at the base of Mt. Cadmus (in modern Turkey). It is located near the sites of Laodicea and Hierapolis, which also appear in the Bible.

Michael Trainor explores Colossae in his article “Colossae—Colossal in Name Only?” published in the March/April 2019 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. He guides readers through the site's references [...]

Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

The summit of Tel ‘Eton, an archaeological mound in the southeastern Shephelah. Photo: Sky View and Griffin Aerial Imaging; courtesy of the Tel ‘Eton Expedition.

The idea of clean and unclean is universal, and we distinguish between clean and unclean things on daily basis when we ask ourselves: “Should I wash my hands? Do I need to have my jacket dry-cleaned? Do I need to wash this spinach?” In religious and ritual contexts, however, objects [...]
Wed, Mar 27, 2019
Source: Ancient Cultures

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