Timothy Smith

I’m delighted to announce that Chanan Tigay, my co-host in the History Channel Special  God Code,  is a finalist  for the prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for his book “The Lost Book of Moses” If he wins the $100K first prize he’s promised to buy me a double espresso on our next film shoot in Jerusalem.  …

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Sacred Biblical objects or interfaces, through which mortals seek to ascertain divine will, take on a variety of forms. Numbers 5:16-31, for example, conveys in detail a ritual for determining whether or not a wife, accused of being unfaithful, can indeed be proven guilty. This ritual involves burnt offerings, writing curses on a scroll, infusing …

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