Holiday Connections. World A Fiesta in the Making

Juneteenth – Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865….

The Emancipation Proclamation, declared by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the American Civil War, only freed slaves held in Confederate states. The emancipation became national policy, when the Thirteenth Amendment was passed by the Senate on April 8,...

Spring Reflections and Tips

This month we’ve talked about religious holidays, and I hope you discovered some new facts you did not know before. I hope you continue reading about what interest you, and find out the facts by...

Biblical Blue – What Is Tekhelet ?

According to Baruch StermanJudy Taubes Sterman, for ancient Israelites, tekhelet was God’s chosen color. It was the color of the sumptuous drapes adorning Solomon’s Temple (2 Chronicles 3:14) as well as the robes worn by...

The Bible and Mesopotamia Mythology

Abraham was born in thecity of Ur, of the Chaldees, Ur was a major Sumerian city-state located in Mesopotamia, marked today by Tell el-Muqayyar in southern Iraq Abraham[a] is the Hebrew patriarch of the Abrahamic...