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Abraham, Ancestor of the Israelites

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all revere Abraham, who is sometimes described as the first monotheist.

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The Mountains of Sinai

While the actual location of Mt. Sinai remains unknown, it looms large in biblical memory. 

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The Sign of the Beast

In Revelation 13, a cosmic battle between God and Satan (aka Rome) is all or nothing.

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The Sea of Galilee

Village life in biblical times was at the heart of everyday life.

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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. 

Bible Odyssey readers are asking great questions. This week’s topics include animal sacrifice, satan, imprisonment, ancient alphabets, and Q.

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