Ancient Near East

“Ten measures of beauty were given to the world; nine were taken by Jerusalem.”

Raphael Zarum
Aug. 4 2023 12:01AM

They were spectators, but there’s little evidence they were fighters.

July 6 2023 12:01AM

The Tanakh of the Land of Israel.

David Arnovitz
Aug. 29 2022 12:01AM

The earliest records of the Diaspora show Jews keeping the memory of their homeland alive.

Tero Alstola
June 23 2022 12:01AM

Hagai Ben Yehuda’s bakery uses rare, ancient varieties of wheat he believes date back to biblical times.

Bethan McKernan
June 16 2022 12:01AM

And its journeys from the Arabian Peninsula to the Mediterranean.

Elise Vernon Pearlstine
June 15 2022 12:01AM

The southern Aegean port city was once home to a large Jewish community.

Judith Sudilovsky
April 21 2022 12:01AM

What makes this ancient Near Eastern law code different from all other ancient Near Eastern law codes?

Jeremiah Unterman
Jan. 17 2022 12:01AM

Sumerian poems, the midrash, and the Divine virtuoso of grieving.

Edward Greenstein
July 16 2021 12:01AM

For the Torah, a crime against a human is a crime against God.

Jeremiah Unterman
July 31 2020 12:01AM

The rabbinic tradition got it right.

Laura Quick
July 24 2020 12:01AM

The mysterious civilization centuries before Abraham.

Yori Yalon
July 17 2020 12:01AM

Evidence that Judaism can’t be reduced to intellectual abstractions.

July 1 2020 12:01AM