Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Dogs in the Bible

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible. Israelite attitudes toward dogs (Ellen White).
There is archaeological evidence, such as figurines, pictures and even collars, that demonstrates that Israel’s neighbors kept dogs as pets, but from the skeletal remains found within the Levant, the domestication of dogs did not happen until the Persian and Hellenistic periods within Israel.
For more on dogs in the Bible (and in the Talmud), see here and here. And then there's Canine Aramaic. And can it really be that in all these years I have never blogged on the Ashkelon dog cemetery?

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