Monthly Archives: November 2020

Heavy metal and the ancient world

a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper” (Deuteronomy 8:9b NRSV} This description of the promised land may reflect Solomon’s mining in the area of Timna just north of the sea of Aqaba. There … Continue reading

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The cities of Garu

Some people might find the Amarna Letter EA 256 to have several interesting issues. There are theories that this letter mentions biblical characters such as Ishbaal or Joshua. While not seeing much worth in these, I want to point out … Continue reading

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