Three thousand years ago, in ancient Jerusalem, the young King Solomon was forced to put his wisdom to the ultimate test. According to the Hebrew Bible, Solomon would become one of ancient Israel's mightiest kings, gifted with powers beyond those of mortal men.
Millenia past, in the searing heat of the Sinai Desert, a rag-tag band of survivors of history's first recorded slave revolt heard God's thunderous voice. The message delivered then has echoed throughout the ages: The Ten Commandments, the code that has come to be the very definition of moral behavior.
In the ancient world, many were embraced as the Messiah. Why is a simple peasant from Galilee, who never publicly claims to be the Messiah, the one man much of the world reveres as such for two thousand years.
Sarah, the great matriarch...Esther, the queen...Deborah, the military commander...Ruth, the despised foreigner...Miriam, the prophetess. For countless generations, women the world over have patterned their lives after these heroines of the Hebrew Bible, looking to them for inspiration and examples of virtue.
His name is so synonymous with evil that according to German law it cannot be given to a new born child. Judas Iscariot, a Satan incarnate so depraved that he kissed "The Son of God" after betraying him for a measly thirty pieces of silver.
Every December in households all over the world people of the Jewish faith gather to celebrate the joyous holiday of Chanukah. Yet few realize that the foundations of this celebration are rooted in bloody violence.