Modern archaeological science is revealing startling things about the role of Petra in the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and may have pinpointed the location of the biblical city of Sodom.
The prophet Balaam foresaw a messianic figure, “a star,” who would come out of Jacob to “break down all the sons of Sheth.” This prophecy has a deeper meaning that has, until now, been lost to history.
What did God mean when he told Abraham his descendants would return from Egypt in the fourth generation because “the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete”? Moses made it clear to readers in his day. But because we don’t know history, we miss the point.