The Holy Land Studies Blog

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Scripture Comes Alive At Arad

Although it is not as familiar as the names of other famous biblical places, Tel Arad is certainly one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. But it is unfortunately not…

The Meaning Of The Golden Calf

As many of us have heard, the Eskimos have dozens of words for snow because this is so crucial to their daily lives. Although this claim has been discounted by modern linguists,…

Perhaps Agonizing Is Not So Terrible

Appearing towards the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ teaching about the “narrow gate” is a familiar passage for many Christians: Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is…

What Is So Bad About The East Wind?

If you read the news from Israel regularly, you know that the last few days here (beginning Nov. 22, 2016) have been marked by widespread wildfires. Although it is still unclear what…

Why Was Eve Created From Adam’s Rib?

The opening chapters of the biblical book of Genesis are among the most closely read words in the history of Western civilization. The story of the creation of the world has been…

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