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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
The Train of His Robe

How garments played an important role in the ancient world.

The Train of His Robe

How garments played an important role in the ancient world.

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“In the year that King Uzziah died,” declares the prophet Isaiah, “I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple” (Isaiah 6:1). In the ancient cultures, garments played an important role which is why Isaiah’s observation concerning the
Siege Warfare

Offensive and defensive strategies in the ancient Near East.

Siege Warfare

Offensive and defensive strategies in the ancient Near East.

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From very early times, people have found it necessary to build walls around their living spaces. For cities, these protective fortifications could be quite elaborate, including double walls systems with steep space between that provided a defensive advantage, moats, towers, complex gate structures, and thick wooden, metal covered doors. But
The Holy One of Israel

Isaiah calls God “the Holy One of Israel” more than any other book of the Bible.

The Holy One of Israel

Isaiah calls God “the Holy One of Israel” more than any other book of the Bible.

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One of the most notable features of Isaiah is his frequent use of the phrase “The Holy One of Israel.” As a matter of fact, this title of God is used 31 times in the Old Testament and 26 of those occurrences are in the book of Isaiah alone (the
The Angel of His Presence

Who is “the Angel of His Presence” in Isaiah 63?

The Angel of His Presence

Who is “the Angel of His Presence” in Isaiah 63?

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While all the three members of the Godhead—namely God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—show up at different times and in different places throughout Scripture, in Isaiah 63 they seem to appear all together. Beginning in verse 7, Isaiah says: “I will mention the lovingkindnesses of
Isaiah: A Mini Bible?

Examining if the 66 chapters of Isaiah parallel the 66 books of the Bible.

Isaiah: A Mini Bible?

Examining if the 66 chapters of Isaiah parallel the 66 books of the Bible.

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Isaiah is the first of the major prophets of the Bible. His book is also the longest of the prophetic books as it is composed of sixty-six chapters.[1] Notably, chapters 1-39 have quite a different style and tone than chapters 40-66 do. While the first 39 chapters generally focus on
The Servant with the Spirit

God promises not only deliverance from the Exile, but deliverance of sin.

The Servant with the Spirit

God promises not only deliverance from the Exile, but deliverance of sin.

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Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God, the prophet Isaiah proclaims that, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the