Plowing through History from the Aleph to the Tav

Topics Biblical History

The Archives of Ebla and the BibleThe Archives of Ebla and the Bible (Article)
The ancient archives of the city of Ebla from the 3rd millennium B.C. were written in a Semitic language very similar to Hebrew.

Extant Manuscripts of the Hebrew BibleExtant Manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible (Article)
Original autographs of the books of the Bible have been lost to history, but we do have copies, some complete and some partial.

Ugarit and the BibleUgarit and the Bible (Article)
Studying the ancient Ugarit language, which is similar to Hebrew, we can learn a lot about the Ancient Hebrew language.

The Ten Commandments in Ancient HebrewThe Ten Commandments in Ancient Hebrew (Article)
The Hebrew text of the Ten Commandments written in the early pictographic script, which was used before 1000 BC.

Ancient Hebrew TimelineAncient Hebrew Timeline (Chart)
A chart showing the history of events related to the Hebrew alphabet, language and bible.

The Tower of Babel: Fact or Fiction?The Tower of Babel: Fact or Fiction? (Article)
When studying the origins of ancient languages, the Biblical account of the Tower of Babel must be considered. When was this Biblical account first written? Was the Tower of Babel fact or fiction?

Archeological DiscoveriesArcheological Discoveries (Articles)
Recent archeological discoveries that have an impact on the study of the Ancient Hebrew alphabet, langauge and culture.

The Authors of the TorahThe Authors of the Torah (Article)
Who wrote the Torah (the first five books of the Bible)? The majority of the Bible students today, within both Christianity and Judaism, will without a doubt, identify Moses as the author. Yet, nowhere within the text of the Torah is the author of the five books of Torah identified.

Extra-Biblical source confirms existence of King DavidExtra-Biblical source confirms existence of King David (Video)
The 8th Century BC Tel Dan inscription, discovered in Israel in 1993, includes the phrases "melekh yisra'eyl" (King of Israel) and "beyt daviyd" (House of David).

A History of the Masoretic Hebrew TextsA History of the Masoretic Hebrew Texts (Video)
Around the 10th Century AD, a group of Jewish scribes called Masorites, created a system of dots and dashes, called nikkudot or vowel pointings.

Evidence of the Historicity of the BibleEvidence of the Historicity of the Bible (Video)
Archeological discoveries that have revealed that many of the people in the Bible are in fact real, supporting the belief in an historical Bible.

Birkat Hazan: The God of the WanderersBirkat Hazan: The God of the Wanderers (Guest Article)
Article about the nomadic lifestyle of the Ancient Hebrew people.

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