Shedding light on Canaanite culture.

Dan Lavie
Nov. 16 2016 12:01AM

In this week’s Torah reading, God feeds the people quail “until it comes out of their noses.”

Joseph B. Soloveitchik
June 24 2016 12:01AM

Even in our increasingly post-religious age, “pagan” remains for most people a derogatory word. Why?

July 15 2015 12:01AM

In the Hebrew Bible, God curses Cain after he kills Abel, and tells the Israelites that terrible curses will befall them if they do not. . .

Anne Marie Kitz
Dec. 11 2014 12:01AM

Was human sacrifice practiced at the ruins found in modern-day Jordan? Some archaeologists are convinced of it.

Hershel Shanks
Sept. 29 2014 12:01AM

A valley in Jerusalem is associated with ancient pagan fire rites and hence with sin and the underworld. What did the talmudic rabbis make of it? 

May 6 2014 12:01AM

Some biblical scholars interpret the story of Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38) as a case of sacred prostitution. Their reading is supported neither by textual. . .

Jan. 27 2014 12:00AM

Why do so many ancient synagogue mosaics in Israel feature pagan symbols? (2012)

Walter Zanger
Dec. 5 2013 12:00AM