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Israel in Egypt

Biblical History: From Abraham to Moses, c. 1850-1200 BCE, Steven Feldman, COJS.
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Biblical History: From Abraham to Moses, c. 1850-1200 BCE, Steven Feldman, COJS.

It begins with a single individual. The history of the people of Israel is at first the story of a family and its founder. Before there was an Israelite nation or an Israelite kingdom, there was only Abraham. According to the Book of Genesis Abraham embarked on an epochal journey from his home in Ur, […]

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Nefertiti’s Head, c. 1370-c. 1330 BCE
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Nefertiti’s Head, c. 1370-c. 1330 BCE

Nefertiti’s head was found at Amarna in 1912. She was the wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. She was the mother-in-law and probable stepmother of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

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Baal Stela, 14th-13th century BCE
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Baal Stela, 14th-13th century BCE

Located in northwestern Syria on the Mediterranean coast, Ugarit (Ras Shamra) served as the capital city of a second millennium BCE kingdom with the same name. This white limestone stela (4.6’ high x 1.6’ wide), carved in low relief, comes from a temple at the site. Based on stylistic similarities to Hittite art, the stele […]