Almost the entirety of this week’s Torah portion is a poem that Moses spoke to the nation of Israel in the final days of his life.
Moses has a positive blessing for Asher: and of Asher, he said, “Most blessed of sons be Asher; let him be the favorite of his brothers and ‘let him dip his foot in oil.’”
The partial inscription was painted on a stalactite with carbonite ink around the 7th century BCE.
The Tribe of Gad was known for being mighty by the time when Jacob and his family of seventy came to live in Egypt.
In this week’s Torah portion, Moses tells the Jewish people that after many generations of dispersion to the four corners of the earth, they will return to the land of Israel.
The 1,900-year-old swords were remarkably well-preserved as they were in their wood and leather scabbards.
Towards the end of this week’s Torah portion, we find one of the darkest passages in the entire Bible.
The school of thought portraying David as, at most, a semi-mythical clan leader was once the dominant opinion but seems to be losing ground.
The land of Naphtali with Zebulon comes down to the Sea of Galilee area and would have included Capernaum.
For Christians to understand this history, we must step back in time to understand why the Catholic Church and the King and Queen of Spain and eventually Portugal, would target Jews for annihilation.