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The Mountains of Sinai

While the actual location of Mt. Sinai remains unknown, it looms large in biblical memory. 

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Covenant in the Hebrew Bible

In the Hebrew Bible, the covenant is the formal agreement between Yhwh and the people of Israel and Judah, in which each agrees to a set of obligations toward the other.

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Depiction of a menorah on the Arch of Titus, first century C.E. Architectural relief, Arch of Titus, Via Sacra, Rome, Italy.


Josephus was a first-century Jewish historian who wrote a first hand account of the Jewish-Roman war.

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is an element of both worship and private devotion that connects Christianity to its Jewish heritage. 

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Bible Odyssey: People, Places, and Passages

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.

Did the Israelite people have any influence on their neighboring cultures?

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