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Exodus and Rockart

Rock Art connection to Exodus Copyright © 2017 by Yehuda Rotblum The nation of Israel is ancient, but its beginning is mysterious. The Hebrew Bible narrates the event of Exodus, but they do not answer the simple question, archeologically speaking; where the Israelite came from? To date there is noRead More …


Rockart Ships

Rockart Ships

Ships and boats in Negev Desert Rockart, Israel Copyright © 2017 by Yehuda Rotblum You don’t expect to see sailing ships or boats in the desert. Surprisingly, many rockart in the Negev desert describe a scene with floating ships as if the arid desert is full of waterways. These are notRead More …


Canaanite Creation

Canaanite cosmic egg creation

Canaanite Creation – Cosmic Egg Copyright © 2016 by Yehuda Rotblum The creation epic, of world and humans, is common in every culture. It is formulated as an imaginary story befitting such a grandiose event. Many creation stories exist in the world and one of them the Cosmic Egg representsRead More …


Ibex and Rockart

Rockart and Ibex

Ibex and Rockart Copyright © 2018 by Yehuda Rotblum In  Near Eastern cultures, the ibex is the main motif in many scenes: on rockart, paintings on pottery, cylinder seals, and Kuduru (border stones). It is an enigmatic symbol and there is no equal to him in rockart appearance throughout the worldRead More …


Baal&Mot Cycle

Baal and Mot battle Negev Rockart

Baal and Mot Cycle Copyright © 2016 by Yehuda Rotblum In Canaanite belief, a constant struggle between good and evil is expressed in the myth of Baal and Mot. Baal and Mot were the sons of El, the supreme god of the Canaanites. Baal is associated with fertility and rainRead More …


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