Ancient near east

Uncover the mysteries of the Ancient Near East and immerse yourself in a world of ancient civilizations. Learn about their fascinating history, art, and architecture, and gain a deeper understanding of this captivating region.

We know as Christians, on an intellectual level, that we have idols—be it family, food, football or whatever. But to see the allure of idolatry can be hard for those of us in the Western world. That’s why I appreciate the points laid out by Doug Stuart in his Exodus commentary (450-54). Stuart suggests nine reasons idolatry was attractive to the Israelites and in the cultures of the Ancient Near East. 1. It was guaranteed. If you do the right incantation, you get the right results. Just say…

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Benith Shalin
The city of Ur was one of the most important Sumerian city states in ancient Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium BC.  One of best preserved and most spectacular remains of this ancient city is

The city of Ur was one of the most important Sumerian city states in ancient Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium BC. One of best preserved and most spectacular remains of this ancient city is the Great Ziggurat of Ur.

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Claudia
Hittites, Egyptians, Babylonians & Assyrians from 1600 to 1300 BCE

Hittites, Egyptians, Babylonians & Assyrians from 1600 to 1300 BCE

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Igor Pomosov