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The Twelve Tribes of Israel
Articleby Rebecca Denova

The Twelve Tribes of Israel

The Twelve Tribes of Israel refer to the sons of the Jewish Patriarch Jacob and are important for the tribal lineages of those who constituted the nation of Israel. In the ancient world, all ethnic groups developed stories of their ancestors...
John the Baptist
Definitionby Rebecca Denova

John the Baptist

John the Baptist (d. c. 30 CE) was a 1st-century CE itinerant preacher in Judea. We do not know his full name, but he is recognized by his activity. 'Baptizer' (Greek: baptizo) was translated directly into English and meant 'to immerse' or...
Christianity
Definitionby John S. Knox

Christianity

Christianity is a monotheistic, deontological, grass-roots, Jewish sectarian movement that focuses upon the life, teachings, and mission of Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Jesus the Christ). It began in Jerusalem in Judea in the 1st century...
Biblical Apocalypse
Articleby Rebecca Denova

Biblical Apocalypse

Apocalypse (Greek: apokalypsis, an "unveiling of secrets") is not an event, but a text that contains prophesies concerning God’s future intervention, and apocalypticism is a reference for attitudes and worldviews in biblical and non-canonical...
Reproduction of  Madaba Mosaic Map
Imageby Carole Raddato

Reproduction of Madaba Mosaic Map

Reproduction of the 6th century CE Madaba Mosaic depicting the map of Jerusalem. The Madaba Mosaic Map is part of a floor mosaic in the early Byzantine church of Saint George at Madaba, Jordan. It is a map of the Middle East. Part of it contains...
Second Temple Model
Imageby Dana Murray

Second Temple Model

A 50:1 scale model of the Second Temple, this detailed replica was originally commissioned by Hans Kroch for the Holyland Hotel in memory of his son, Jacob, following Israel's War of Independence. It was designed by Hebrew University's Professor...
Gezer
Definitionby Henry Curtis Pelgrift

Gezer

Gezer is an ancient city and archaeological site located in central Israel where the central mountains meet the northern Shephelah, about 10 km southeast of the city of Ramleh. According to the Hebrew Bible, Gezer was one of the great cities...
Dome of the Rock
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Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, originally constructed in 691-692 CE in the reign of Caliph Abd al-Malik.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Completed in July 1149 CE when the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the church replaced a smaller version on the site considered to be the place of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and...
Map of the Levant circa 830 BCE
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Map of the Levant circa 830 BCE

A map of Palestine circa 830 BC, showing the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, as well as the surrounding kingdoms and tribes.