Whether in Rome or Greece, Egypt or Israel, human beings lived under bondage, but there were surprising laws in place to regulate the practice
Plunge into a world of otherworldly gods, who had to be fed, clothed and coddled by their believers.
It comes as no surprise the Bible has a lot to say on the subject of alcoholic beverages. Yet wine and spirits played a very different role in the ancient world than they do today.
The Bible forbids Israelite armies from cutting down the trees of enemy cities. Is this a clue to a 3000-year-old green movement or is something else going on here? Hint: It's all about the olives.
Decode the world in which the Bible's often bizarre rules about sex were established to u how everything from Greek statues to mortality rates influenced the reality of human sexual relations.