Ancient History, History

The Book of Ruth

Those who know me also know about my on-again-off-again obsession with writing a book about David and the rise of Israel during the twilight of the Late Bronze Age and the birth of the Early Iron Age. One day, I will find the time and energy to write that book; but in the meantime, where… Continue reading The Book of Ruth

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Ancient History, History

All Those -Ites in the Bible

Amorites, Ammonites, Jebusites, Edomites, blah-blah-ites. What's with all these -ites in the Bible? Sometimes the most confusing thing about reading the Bible is all of the names. Because the early translators used a sort of English shorthand for lots of different idioms, it gets overwhelming and redundant to have all these -ites and not know… Continue reading All Those -Ites in the Bible