The Ten Commandments

Are the Ten Commandments the foundation of western civil law?

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Judah and the House of David

According to the Bible, the house of David ruled the southern kingdom of Judah for several centuries, and extrabiblical evidence appears to confirm this designation for the monarchy of Judah.

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Polytheistic Rome

It is clear that it was Romans' standard operating procedure to be open and tolerating, even accepting, of the religious practices of the inhabitants of their empire

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Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Judaism

The significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls is to early Judaism is huge.

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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.

The Assyrian empire based at Nineveh fundamentally shaped the history and literature of ancient Israel. 

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