A rabbi and an archbishop walk into Westminster Abbey . . .
And their literary history.
Scholars have deciphered three ancient psalms.
It’s because of demons.
The classic work of Jewish mysticism is filled with wordplay.
Once an international language, it is now in danger of extinction.
“Within hours of the momentous discovery, the writing started to fade.”
The first written reference to the magical utterance was in a Roman text. Did it have earlier roots?
The decision of a group of Arabic-speaking Christians in Israel to identify themselves as Arameans—and not as Arabs—has deep roots in their history. By officially. . .
Israel recently decided, at the behest of Christian religious leaders, to recognize those Arabic-speaking Christians who wish to identify themselves as “Arameans.” This has raised. . .
In its murderous rampage through northern Iraq, ISIS has all but exterminated one of the world’s oldest languages by scattering its mainly Christian speakers.
A jar from the 11th or 10th century BCE, discovered near Jerusalem, may point to widespread Israelite literacy at the time of King David.