The Hebrew Bible has no shortage of beautiful expressions about yearning for peace.
We don't read it in synagogue, and we aren't used to reading collections of maxims like this — so how should we get the most out of reading Proverbs?
Personalities of the Bible
Without her, we wouldn't have the fifth book of the Torah.
A book that challenges the rest of the Bible by asking how a good God can permit so much suffering.
The first Jew is widely regarded as a man of faith, but he was also a man of deep love.
A warrior and prophetess, she's the only woman in the Hebrew Bible with hard political power who is portrayed positively.
Isaac's wife and Jacob's mother, the second matriarch survived a difficult pregnancy and engineered the future of the Jewish people.
Because she had a special relationship with the prophet Elisha, her child was miraculously conceived and miraculously resurrected.
A story about prophecy and repentance—but not in the way you think.
He could kill a lion or topple a temple with his bare hands, but succumbed to the love of a treacherous woman. Many wild traditions circulated about the first Jewish superhero.