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Pomegranates

The rich symbolism of the humble pomegranate.

Pomegranates

The rich symbolism of the humble pomegranate.

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In the ancient Near East, the pomegranate was a widely accepted symbol of fertility. This was due to the many seeds contained in each fruit; the pomegranate’s potential for reproducing seems nearly unlimited. So, standing as a symbol for fruitful potential, productivity, and abundance was quite appropriate. It’s red, blood-like
Ancient Signatures

How did the ancient world sign important documents before ink, pen and paper?

Ancient Signatures

How did the ancient world sign important documents before ink, pen and paper?

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In the times of the Bible, documents like peace treaties, sale of land certificates, business transactions, adoptions, marriages and the like were authenticated using the ancient version of the signature: a seal. Ancient seals as we know them came in two forms: (1) the signet or stamp type, and (2)
Literary Genre of the Song of Solomon

What influenced Solomon's poetic writing style?

Literary Genre of the Song of Solomon

What influenced Solomon's poetic writing style?

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The first sentence in the Biblical book of Song of Solomon makes a claim of authorship: “The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s”. That Solomon, the third king of Israel and son of David wrote this poetry was taken for granted throughout Jewish and Christian history, and even today stands