Ebla: Its Impact on Bible Records

by Clifford Wilson, M.A., B.D., Ph.D. The new findings at Ebla are possibly the most significant discovery yet made so far as they relate to the background of early Bible times. The impact on some areas of Biblical knowledge will indeed be startling. Where Ebla is Located … and the Work Begins Tell Mardikh — […]

Jacob: Heel-Grabber, or Usurper?

Background Isaac’s wife Rebecca (Rivka) gave birth to fraternal twin sons: Jacob (Ya’akov) and Esau. The two brothers were at war with each other even before they were born. They struggled within Rebecca’s womb. Esau was Isaac’s favorite, because he was a good hunter, but the more spiritually-minded Jacob was Rebecca’s favorite. Esau had little regard […]

The Real Father Abraham, Part 2

Even More to the Story? If you haven’t yet, read part 1 here. In his History of the Jews, the Jewish scholar and theologian Flavius Josephus (37 – 100 A.D.), wrote that the Greek philosopher Aristotle had said: “…These Jews are derived from the Indian philosophers; they are named by the Indians Calani.” (Book I:22.) […]

The Real Father Abraham, Part 1

An Overlooked (or Ignored?) Situation in Bible Scholarship Authored by: Tov Rose Copyright © 2000-2013   I was working on a chapter about Abraham and thought I’d see if anyone had ideas about the subject. The following is based on the responses. You can take it as tongue in cheek, or as serious, depending on […]