The Holy Land Studies Blog

This is a wonderful blog. It is accurate with respect to the Jewish Studies and sympathetic both to self-identified Jews and Christians. I highly recommend it.

– Prof. Daniel Boyarin, Professor of Talmudic Culture, University of California at Berkeley

A Day For Tasting Nature’s Bounty

Most people are familiar with the major Jewish festivals of Rosh Hashanah and Passover. But there are many other minor festivals that the general public has not heard of. One of the…

What Shall I Tell You, Good Bird?

The 20th century was without a doubt the most eventful century for the Jewish people since the 1st century. The calamity of the Holocaust followed by the establishment of the State of…

What Is The Holy Of Holies?

In daily conversation, people often use the phrase “holy of holies” as a way to express a place that is superlatively private. For example, “Jane retreats into her holy of holies so that she can…

How Did Places In The Bible Get Their Names?

The Bible records the names of hundreds of places, both inside the tiny Land of Israel itself as well as throughout the vast territory comprising the Ancient Near East. Some places are well…

Through The Looking Glass

Many readers of the New Testament are familiar with Paul’s statement at the end of his first letter to Corinthians regarding the absolute clarity which the future holds for those willing to abide…

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