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Image of Fertility Goddess Unearthed at Lachish

A clay image of a Canaanite fertility goddess was unearthed in my square the other day. Yossi Garfinkel granted permission to post this photo of the find. Fertility goddesses were considered influential over the fertility of the womb, making them … Continue reading

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Do the adornments on the Qeiyafa shrines contradict the Israelite ban on images?

Some scholars point out a seeming contradiction with the newly-announced shrines from Khirbet Qeiyafa. The Qeiyafa archaeologists conclude that the city’s inhabitants observed the Israelite ban on religious images, yet they show us a model temple adorned with lions and … Continue reading

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