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The Ancient Egypt and the Exodus (First part)

Paralleling the rise of Mesopotamian civilization, Egyptian culture reached great heights in the third millenium. In c. 3000 BC an Upper Egyptian, Narmer, conquered Low Egypt, unifying both portions of the land. With the the collapse of the Old Kingdom in c. 2200 BC Egypt suffered political anarchy and civil …

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The tomb of Jesus (First part)


Some months ago on the english newspaper “The Independent” appeared an article on the famous and very disputed question of the supposed “Jesus’ family tomb” found at Talpiot, Jerusalem. Before to discuss the position of the author – Aryeh Shimron – I want to publish an article where I offer an …

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The Biblical city of Sodom (Second part): has it been found?


Until recently, the biblical city of Sodom and Gomorrah were identified with Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira. It was just a guess, by the way not entirely likely because of their age too old. Moreover the localization of Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira does not coincide with what the Bible story said (Gen 13-19). …

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The Storm God Baal


Probably all of you have heard speaking about “Baal”, the Canaanite divinity fiery opposed by the prophets (see e.g. Jeremy chap. 2, verse 23). Baal is an hebrew word borrowed by Phoenicians, and it was the storm’s god  worshipped by Canaanites before the Israelites conquest of the Promised Land. We …

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The house of Jesus at Jerusalem


“Bethany is clearly to be identified with the modern Palestinian village of el-Azariyeh since it is situaed about 3 kilometers to the southest of Jesrualem – which roughly fits the distance of 15 stadia mentioned in John – or a forty-minute ride on horseback. The modern name el-Azariyeh is a …

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