Nephilim

I quote five translations whose returns, in my opinion, have changed the text and therefore the meaning of Genesis 6:4. New Living Translation In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they gave birth to children who became the …

God’s Wife Asherah

  Asherah (/ˈæʃərə/; Ugaritic: 𐎀𐎘𐎗𐎚 : 'ṯrt; Hebrew: אֲשֵׁרָה‎), in Semitic mythology, is a mother goddess who appears in a number of ancient sources. She appears in Akkadian writings by the name of Ashratum/Ashratu, and in Hittite as Asherdu(s) or Ashertu(s) or Aserdu(s) orAsertu(s). Asherah is generally considered identical with the Ugaritic goddess ʼAṯirat. Asherah is …

Who Were the Essenes?

Biblical Archaeology Society Staff • 02/07/2013 In a recent study about the Essenes of Qumran, archaeologist Eyal Regev used the tools of social archaeology to answer the question, “Who were the Essenes?” Photo by Zev Radovan. A recent study has sought to determine by sophisticated new methods whether Khirbet Qumran was home to a Qumran …