Jesus Christ before me, Iao Sabaoth Adonai behind me: A Prayer for Good Luck and Protection

Guest post by Ágnes Mihálykó (read her bio here). What would you ask from God in a morning prayer? Success for your business? No fights with your husband/wife/children/boss? Or, quite simply having God in front of you, behind you, by your left and by your right, to guide you and protect you throughout the day?A … More Jesus Christ before me, Iao Sabaoth Adonai behind me: A Prayer for Good Luck and Protection

Baby Exposed, Baby Snatched, Roman Egypt-Style

*GUEST POST by Katherine Blouin (see her bio here)   Babies being abandoned by or snatched from their family is, sadly, not a recent phenomenon. One papyrus from 1st-century CE Oxyrhynchus offers a glimpse into how these scenarios were legally dealt with when Egypt was ruled by the Romans. The document contains extracts from the … More Baby Exposed, Baby Snatched, Roman Egypt-Style