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14 09, 2017

The Jews and the Levant – West Asian history

By |2019-10-15T07:47:32-07:00September 14th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Jews and the Levant: Tel Kabri, a Canaanite palace ca. 1600 BC When we first meet them... By the end of the Stone Age, the people who would eventually become known as the Hebrews, and then the Jews, were mostly settled down in villages, farming, though some of them may have been nomadic shepherds like Abraham and Isaac in the [...]

1 09, 2017

Eid al-Adha – Islamic holidays

By |2019-08-10T23:36:52-07:00September 1st, 2017|Islam, Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Eid al-Adha: an Islamic image of Abraham and Ishmael What is Eid al-Adha? Eid al-Adha is an Islamic holiday. It falls a few months after the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr. These two celebrations are the two most important holidays of the year for Islam, and of the two, this holiday is the [...]

24 08, 2017

Joseph and Egypt – Bible stories

By |2019-10-18T05:45:22-07:00August 24th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Joseph dreams and gets put in the well, then talks to Pharaoh (Egypt, 500s AD, cloth) Who was Isaac again? 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). Abraham and Isaac The History of the Jews West Asian religion All [...]

23 08, 2017

Abraham and the Jews – Bible stories

By |2019-01-16T18:15:48-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Abraham and Isaac (Egypt, 300s AD) The Jews leave Mesopotamia Shortly after the episode with the Tower of Babel, the Bible tells us that some of the Jews decided to leave Mesopotamia where the Sumerians were, and travel further west towards Canaan and modern Israel. What's the Tower of Babel? More about the Jews All our West Asia articles [...]

25 07, 2017

The Umayyads – Early Islamic History

By |2019-09-18T07:44:19-07:00July 25th, 2017|Islam|2 Comments

Tomb of Ali, the first Imam and the fourth caliph, in Iraq (it was rebuilt about 1500 AD by the Safavids) Mohammed died in 632 AD. His second wife's father, a rich man named Abu Bakr, took over as caliph. He became the leader of the new religion of Islam, and of the newly united Arab [...]