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Making Mudbricks

How did ancient man build structures?

Making Mudbricks

How did ancient man build structures?

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Mankind has always looked to the world around him to survive. Building materials are no different. Caves, rocks, trees and mud have all been used as natural and convenient resources to build shelter for basic living (homes), protection (walls/gates/towers), and awe-inspiring feats of architecture (temples/statues/palaces/public buildings). The most accessible building
An Israelite House

The religious architecture of an ancient Israelite house.

An Israelite House

The religious architecture of an ancient Israelite house.

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In the field of Biblical archaeology there is an interesting peculiarity that helps define the cities and lands where Israelites lived: a type of house. From the 12th to the 6th centuries BC, called the Iron Age, there was a common floorplan used in most homes throughout the land. Biblically
Dairy Delicacies

How dairy products were manufactured in the ancient Near East.

Dairy Delicacies

How dairy products were manufactured in the ancient Near East.

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The Hebrew word חֶמְאָה (ḥem’â) occurs no less than ten times in nine different verses throughout the Old Testament canon (Gen. 18:8; Deut. 32:14; Judges 5:25; 2 Samuel 17:29; Job 20:17, 29:6; Prov. 30:33; Isaiah 7:15, 22).[1] The King James Version of the Bible always translates this word as “butter”
War Horses & Chariots

How powerful was ancient Israel's calvary and chariotry?

War Horses & Chariots

How powerful was ancient Israel's calvary and chariotry?

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Beginning in Exodus, the second book of the Bible, horses are mentioned frequently in the context of war. At first, horses and chariots are the terrifying tools of the enemies of Israel, Pharaoh’s chariot forces, and the deadly iron chariotry of the Philistines for example. In these early days of