Elijah on Timpanium


Elijah, a northern Israelite prophet of the ninth century B.C.E., protested against royal policy that promoted the worship of Baal rather than Yahweh.

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Samaria, the wealthy capital city of the northern kingdom of Israel has yielded archaeological riches.

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Let Justice Roll Down

Amos 5-6 contains some of the most moving poetry in the Hebrew Bible and strongly denounces religious hypocrisy and economic inequality.

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Jerusalem Skyline


Jerusalem is the most prominent city in the Bible and remains central to many faith groups today.

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Bible Odyssey: People, Places, and Passages

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible. 

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