Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia
No historical evidence exists of a Jewish community in Yeghegis, Armenia during medieval times. Indeed, there is also no written record of contemporaneous Jewish communities in medieval Armenia. Nearly 40 tombstones from the 13th and 14th...
Depiction of a Medieval Passover from the Rylands Haggadah
An illustration from the so-called "Rylands Haggadah", made in 14th Century CE Catalonia, Spain. The upper register of the illustration portrays the preparation for Passover by painting the doorposts with the blood of a sacrificial lamb...
Gopala Jewish Tombstone
This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan". The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate...
Medieval Jewish Tombstone in Yeghegis, Armenia
Nearly 40 tombstones from the 13th and 14th century CE survive in the Jewish cemetery, and another 30 are located nearby. The oldest tombstone dates to 1266 CE and the latest to 1337 CE. Some tombs have inscriptions in Hebrew or Aramaic...
Ancient Christianity’s Effect on Society & Gender Roles
Christianity began as a sect of Judaism in Judea in the 1st century CE and spread to the cities of the Eastern Roman Empire and beyond. In these cities, non-Jews, Gentiles, wanted to join the movement, and these Gentile-Christians soon outnumbered...
The Church and the Jews: The Destruction of the Temple
This is the eighth and final segment in an ongoing series of lectures entitled "The Church and The Jews", Dr. Neiman analyzes the inherent conflicts that existed between the early Christians and the Jews, and the Christian attempt to confront...
The Church and The Jews - Early Jewish Diaspora
In this second excerpt from Dr. David Neiman's lecture series, "The Church and The Jews", Dr. Neiman discusses the early Jewish diaspora communities that existed before the advent of Christianity.
Gnosticism is the belief that human beings contain a piece of God (the highest good or a divine spark) within themselves, which has fallen from the immaterial world into the bodies of humans. All physical matter is subject to decay, rotting...
Muhammad ibn Abdullah (l. 570-632 CE) is venerated today as the Prophet of Islam and the “seal of Prophets” by his followers – the Muslims. Muslims believe that Muhammad was the last – hence the “seal” – of many prophets before him in Judaism...
Herod the Great
Herod I, or Herod the Great (c. 75 – 4 BCE), was the king of Judea who ruled as a client of Rome. He has gained lasting infamy as the 'slaughterer of the innocents' as recounted in the New Testament's book of Mathew. Herod was, though...