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24 08, 2017

Joseph and Egypt – Bible stories

By |2017-10-09T17:15:42-07:00August 24th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Joseph dreams and gets put in the well, then talks to Pharaoh (Egypt, 500s AD, cloth) According to the Bible, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah. Isaac married Rebecca. And they had two sons, Jacob and Esau (EE-sow). And Jacob married two women (this was allowed then), Rachel and Leah, who were sisters. Jacob [...]

7 06, 2017

Cheng-Huang – Chinese god

By |2018-04-18T17:29:27-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|0 Comments

Cheng-huang temple in the Forbidden City, Beijing (Ming Dynasty, ca. 1500s AD) Each city or village in China had its own Cheng-huang god to protect it, and a small temple to that god. Many of these local gods were based on real men from that town who had been well known while they were [...]