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ancestor worship

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Biblical Studies.

The real or supposed ancestors of the Hebrews were venerated and were felt to be so close that their descendants even continued to suffer for their sins (Exod. 20: 5). Not surprisingly it...

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vulture

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Biblical Studies.

The king of birds, according to the Hebrews (Lam. 4: 19, where English versions translate ‘eagles’) but considered unclean (Lev. 11: 13). Of the species known in Palestine, probably that...

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