Tel Dan Inscription
Erected in the mid ninth-eigth century B.C.E., the Tel Dan Stela includes the Tel Dan Inscription (or "House of David" inscription) thereby providing the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible. The inscription is written in...
Sumerian Civilization: Inventing the Future
Imagine something that has never been thought of before. If one holds a book in one's hands, one can imagine an e-book, a large-print book, a picture book, all kinds of books. But how does one imagine a book in a world where even the concept...
Arsacid Dynasty of Armenia
The Arsacid (Arshakuni) dynasty of Armenia ruled that kingdom from 12 CE to 428 CE. A branch of the Arsacid dynasty of Parthia, the Armenian princes also played out a prolonged balancing act by remaining friendly to the other great power...
The Torah, also known as the Pentateuch (from the Greek for “five books”), is the first collection of texts in the Hebrew Bible. It deals with the origins of not only the Israelites but also the entire world. Though traditionally...
The Eternal Life of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh is among the most popular works of literature in the present day and has influenced countless numbers of readers but, for the greater part of its history, it was lost. The Assyrian Empire fell to a coalition of Babylonians...
Friendships in History: Alexander and Hephaestion // David and Jonathan // Enkidu and Gilgamesh
Friendships in History, especially from mythology and the ancient world have withstood the test of time. This video will take you through the close friendships of Alexander the Great and Hephaestion, David and Jonathan and Enkidu and Gilgamesh...
Moses on Mount Sinai
A 19th century CE oil painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme depicting Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God on Mt. Sinai.
Moses Receives the 10 Commandments
A c. 1900 CE oil painting by Gebhard Fugel depicting Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God on Mt. Sinai.
Moses & The Seventh Plague of Egypt
A 19th century CE painting by John Martin depicting the great storm which was the seventh plague of Egypt in the Moses story. (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Pharaoh, Victim of the 10th Plague of Egypt
A late 19th century CE painting by Tissot depicting Pharaoh as the victim of the tenth plague of Egypt where all first-born males are killed.