Ancient Israel – A Brief History (876 – 722 BC)

As described in the previous article - Ancient Israel – A Brief History (1207 – 876 BC) - the settlement phase that began the formation of the pre-Jewish kingdoms of Judaea and Israel, in the mountains of southern Canaan (the area now known as the West Bank and the western mountain ranges of Jordan), was … Continue reading Ancient Israel – A Brief History (876 – 722 BC)

Ancient Israel – A Brief History (1207 – 876 BC)

Archaeologists have been excavating ancient Canaan for a century and a half. In fact, Israel, which is located right in the center of it, is possibly the most excavated stretch of land in the entire world, if you measure all the cubic meters of soil dug out per square kilometer of land area. The reason … Continue reading Ancient Israel – A Brief History (1207 – 876 BC)

Repression and the Birth of Religion

In one of my previous articles on this topic, Life, Evolution & Consciousness, I described the human mind (or brain) as an automatic impulse-processing mechanism. A biological computer, designed by our genes to solve problems of survival and of procreation. One very powerful category of impulses it processes on a regular basis in the urge … Continue reading Repression and the Birth of Religion