Category: Curiosity

A Gift from the Gods

Around 1400 BcE—about 3,400 years ago—a young Egyptian prince named Thutmose goes hunting one day in the hot desert on the Giza Plateau. Thutmose is the son of the pharaoh Amenhotep II, and his...

Dreams in Egypt

The Egyptians absorbed some of the Assyrian and Mesopotamian dream practices into their own culture. They considered dreams to be a “revelation of truth.” If a person was given instructions in a dream, he...

Dreams among the early hebrews

The early Hebrews placed a high value on dreams as real experiences of the direct voice of God. The Old Testament, or Torah, contains many examples of dreams and waking visions as primary ways that...

Dreams in Greece and Rome

The ancient Greeks continued many of the dream beliefs and practices of the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Hebrews. According to Homer, dreams were events that were witnessed: The Greeks did not “have” dreams but “saw”...

Dreams in early Christianity

Initially, Christianity continued honoring dreams and visions as a primary way that God communicated with humans. Dreams and visions literally shaped the birthing and early development of Christianity. Angels, the communicators of God, appeared...