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The Mythology of Wine II: Ancient Canaan and Old Testament Israel

Ancient Canaan, most of which became biblical Israel, had the best conditions in the ancient Near East for producing wine.  The cool winters in the highlands put the vines into true dormancy, allowing them to develop better grapes during the growing season, … Continue reading

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The Mythical Serpent in the Garden of Eden

The serpent in the Garden of Eden is one of the most intriguing figures in world mythology. Serpent symbolism in general is probably the most complex, seemingly inconsistent, and fascinating mythological symbolism around. The reasons have to do with the … Continue reading

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