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Sacred Marriage Fertility

negev desert rockart sacred marriage

Fertility Rituals Sacred Marriage in Negev Desert rock art It seems natural for early man to relate the heavenly mating of sky god with the earth goddess as a catalyst for increased fertility. The celestial pairing of the two found its way in rituals of sexual nature intended to induce natureRead More …


Rock Art Ships

Rock Art Ships Negev Desert

Ships and boats in Negev Desert Rock Art, Israel Copyright © 2017 by Yehuda Rotblum You don’t expect to see sailing ships or boats in the desert. Surprisingly, many rock art in the Negev desert describes a scene with floating ships as if the arid desert is full of waterways. TheseRead More …


Ibex and Rock Art

Rockart and Ibex

Ibex in Rock Art In Near Eastern cultures, the ibex appears in many scenes: on rock art, paintings, pottery, cylinder seals, and Kuduru (border stones). This enigmatic symbol, a major celebrity, has no equal in rock art representation throughout the world including the Negev Desert. The prevalence and endurance of thisRead More …


Paradise Map in Rock Art

Rockart Paradise

Paradise Map in Rock Art Paradise is not an earthly entity it is a concept that exists only in our imagination. It is a grand idea created by astute minds that invented a utopian final resting place for all of us. A paradise is a comfortable and predictable location of plentifulRead More …


Israel God Names

rock art Names of Israel God

Rock Art and Israel  God name YH. The earliest engraved forms of Israel God’s name found in the Negev Desert include names such as YAH,  YHH, all variations of the Hebrew root word YH, an Israel god proper name.  The Hebrew script and its precursor, the Proto-Sinaic Alphabet, invented by Semites workingRead More …


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