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Moses Recieves the Law
Imageby Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Moses Recieves the Law

Detail from the west window of Bath Abbey showing Moses receiving the tablets of the Commandments from the hand of God.
Amos Grieves over Israel
Imageby Gustave Doré

Amos Grieves over Israel

A 19th century CE artist's impression of the prophet Amos looking over the wickedness of Israel in grief.
Evangelist Portrait of Luke
Imageby Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Evangelist Portrait of Luke

Evangelist Portrait of Luke, Ethiopian Gospels, early 16th century CE, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Ruth Swearing her Allegiance to Naomi
Imageby Jan Victors

Ruth Swearing her Allegiance to Naomi

Ruth swearing her allegiance to Naomi, oil on canvas painting by Jan Victors, 1653. Private collection.
Babylon
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Babylon

Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern-day Iraq 59 miles (94 kilometres) southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from bav-il or bav-ilim which, in the Akkadian language of the time...
Egyptian Book of the Dead
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a collection of spells which enable the soul of the deceased to navigate the afterlife. The famous title was given the work by western scholars; the actual title would translate as The Book of Coming Forth...
Cathars
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Cathars

The Cathars (also known as Cathari from the Greek Katharoi for “pure ones”) were a dualist medieval religious sect of Southern France which flourished in the 12th century CE and challenged the authority of the Catholic Church...
Ancient Flood Legends and Stories from Around the World
Videoby Kelly Macquire

Ancient Flood Legends and Stories from Around the World

Although the biblical story of Noah’s Ark is the best known, numerous cultures all around the globe and throughout history have developed their own versions of the flood myth, with the oldest one being the Eridu Genesis, also known as the...
Professor Jacob Wright Discusses the Origins of Noah
Videoby Past Preservers

Professor Jacob Wright Discusses the Origins of Noah

Jacob is a scholar of Hebrew BIble and Jewish Studies teaching at Emory University, home to the largest doctoral program in biblical studies. Watch this video to see him discuss the origins of Noah Copyright Emory University
Religion & Superstition in Colonial America
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Religion & Superstition in Colonial America

Religion and superstition went hand in hand in Colonial America, and one’s belief in the first confirmed the validity of the second. The colonists' worldview was completely informed by religion and so everything that happened - good or bad...
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