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December 16, 2017

Ancient Modi'in - Where is it?

Where was ancient Modi'in - the hometown of the Maccabees and a hotbed of Jewish resistance against the tyrannical Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes? That question remains a mystery; it's still not clear where the Hellenistic-era town...

October 27, 2017

Practically speaking, Jerusalem was a terrible idea. 

It's a city of steep hills built in the middle of nowhere. It sits on no strategic trade routes, has no accessible port or river system and can boast of no valuable natural resources or abundant fresh water supply. B...

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