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You Can’t Sit at Our Table

Today, I wanted to look at the Table of Nations from Genesis 10. The Hebrew word that’s usually translated “nations” is goyim, which became gentilis in the Latin Vulgate. Both words have come to mean non-Jewish people in general, and … Continue reading

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A Shekel a Dozen

It’s well attested that ancient Israel was made up of twelve tribes, but exactly what those tribes were varies from one list to another. Typically, they’re said to be Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Zebulun, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Ephraim, Manasseh, and … Continue reading

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Rock Me, Aristaeus

I’ve been reading about mythology for most of my life, and yet I still occasionally come across a deity I hadn’t heard about before. Most recently, it was Aristaeus, one of many agricultural deities who largely fell out of fashion … Continue reading

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A Cushy History

As I’m sure you know, the Table of Nations in the book of Genesis uses individual people to stand for nations. According to the Bible, all of the countries and tribes of the world are descended from Noah, as he … Continue reading

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