Ancient History

Edward 'Ned' Low was an English pirate active in the Caribbean and eastern Atlantic from 1721 to 1724 during the Golden Age of Piracy (1690-1730). Probably the most sadistic and cruelest of all pirate captains, Low was said to have frequently tortured and mutilated prisoners, cutting off lips and ears, ripping out beating hearts, and then making other prisoners eat such gruesome morsels. Captain... [...]
Wed, Sep 22, 2021
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
Bert de Vries

On March 28, Bert de Vries, long time director of the Umm al Jimal excavations in Jordan and former director of the American Center of Research (ACOR) in Amman, died at age 82 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he and his wife, Sally, lived for many decades.

He was born in Zierikzee, Zeeland, in the Netherlands. After World War II, his family emigrated to Ontario, Canada, in 1952. He studied physics and engineering [...]

Tue, Sep 21, 2021
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily
Rulers of Kush

The Kingdom of Cush, Egypt’s neighbor to the south, played an important role in biblical history despite being one of the lesser known kingdoms. According to 2 Kings 19:9, “Tirhakah, King of Cush” came to the aid of Hezekiah against Sennacherib, king of Assyria, when his forces laid siege to Jerusalem in 701 B.C.E. Without such aid, it is hard to imagine that the Kingdom of Judah would have survived. Judah would have [...]

Tue, Sep 21, 2021
Source: Ancient Cultures

The stories that make up what is known today as Norse mythology once informed the religious beliefs of the people of regions including Scandinavia and Iceland. To the Norse, the world was an enchanted place of gods, spirits, and other entities that needed to be honored to maintain personal and communal balance. [image:13816] The Norse deities arrived in Scandinavia with Germanic migrations... [...]
Tue, Sep 21, 2021
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
klawans-seder-passover

Read Jonathan Klawans’s article “Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?” as it originally appeared in Bible Review, October 2001. Klawans also wrote a follow-up article, “Jesus’ Last Supper Still Wasn’t a Passover Seder Meal.”—Ed.

Traditional Views of Jesus’ Last Supper as a Passover Meal

With his disciples gathered around him, Jesus partakes of his Last Supper. The meal in this late-15th-century painting by the Spanish artist known only as the Master of [...]

Tue, Sep 21, 2021
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

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