Gods or goddesses; powerful supernatural figures worshipped by humans.
The Egyptian goddess of love and fertility.
A West Semitic language, in which most of the Hebrew Bible is written except for parts of Daniel and Ezra. Hebrew is regarded as the spoken language of ancient Israel but is largely replaced by Aramaic in the Persian period.
The stage of development during which humans used iron weapons; in the ancient Near East, approx. 1200 to 500 B.C.E.