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Friday, June 21, 2024

The Cursing Of Akkad

The Akkadians had conquered much of the Ancient Near East under the leadership of Sargon the Great ca 2300 BCE. The empire continued to...

Gilgamesh – The Epic Tale of King Gilgamesh of Uruk

The tale of Gilgamesh is the oldest recorded story in history and is about King Gilgamesh of Uruk. The fate of his friend Enkidu...

Ancient Near East Trade Patterns

Trade and commerce increased as ancient civilizations achieved a dominant, imperial status within the Near East and developed common standards of exchange. The emergence of...

Bit Adini, the House of Eden

The eleventh century BCE was a time of political upheaval in the Ancient Near East. The Hittite Empire had collapsed and the Egyptians, Assyrians...

Jerusalem – its growth from 1000 BCE to 70CE

Judges 1:8.21 tells us of the Israelites attempt to take Jerusalem from the Jebusites. They did not succeed and it wasn't until David's time...

The Rise Of Abdi-Ashirta Of Amurru

During The Late Bronze Age, while the major powers were preparing for war, an ambitious warlord built a kingdom on the Syrian...

How Geography Shaped Ancient Mesopotamia

During the Neolithic period approximately 12,000 years ago, migrants began to establish permanent communities in the region of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. This...

King Herod’s Buildings put into Biblical and Historical Context

Herod owes his rise to 'king' to his ability to realise the true nature of the political scenarios which were being played out at...

Who Were The Nephilim?

The term Nephilim has been a point of debate amongst biblical scholars. There has been a theory that they were angels cast out of...

The Conquests of Sargon the Great

There is no record of the birth name of Sargon and what is known of his origins are little more than legends. What is...