Azazel is the chief of the Se’irim, or goat-demons, who haunted the desert and to whom most primitive Semitic tribes offered sacrifices.
Judaism is the religion and faith based on the covenant between God and the Children of Israel as described in the Hebrew Bible. Read articles about Judaism below.
The name Belphegor is a corruption of the biblical name Baal-Peor, the god of the Moabites.
Boccaccini traces the lineage of Jewish texts and looks for where the Qumran community fits in with Jewish literature.
Here’s a brief history of Judaism from Antiquity to the Destruction of the Second Temple in 70CE.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered between 1947-1956, are a collection of scrolls found within several caves along the shore of the Dead Sea.
Mysticism is not new to Judaism. It dates back at least to the 6th century BCE with Ezekiel’s visions of the divine chariot (called merkavah mysticism) in Isaiah. In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. […]
An overview of the 4 main sects of Judaism as described by Josephus.
Lilith is the first wife of Adam in Jewish mythology before Eve.
Most people have heard the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:30-37, but according to a CBS poll, only 14% of Americans know the sect still exists.