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New evidence surfaces of David's kingdom
SF Chronicle ^ | Monday, November 17, 2008 | Matthew Kalman

Posted on 11/17/2008 6:59:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv

On Tuesday, Hebrew University archaeology Professor Yosef Garfinkel will present compelling evidence to scholars at Harvard University that he has found the 10th century biblical city of Sha'arayim, Hebrew for "Two Gates." Garfinkel, who made his startling discovery at the beginning of this month, will also discuss his findings at the American Schools of Oriental Research conference hosted by Boston University on Thursday.

Garfinkel believes the city provides evidence that King David ruled a kingdom from his capital of Jerusalem. Some modern scholars have questioned the biblical account of David's kingdom and even whether he existed. Although it is not clear how the Sha'arayim relates to David, Garfinkel says finding a Judean city along the ancient highway to Jerusalem that appears to have been a fortress on the western border with the Philistines indicates a kingdom with a developed political and military organization that was powerful enough to include a major fortified city...

The revelation comes only weeks after Garfinkel's team discovered the oldest Hebrew inscription ever found at the same five-acre site - a 3,000-year-old pottery fragment bearing five lines of text in proto-Canaanite script, a precursor of Hebrew. It was found in a house next to a massive gate on the western side of Khirbet Qeiyafa hill, which Garfinkel believed was the city's only entrance - until finding a second gate last week.

Carbon-14 tests at Oxford University on four olive pits discovered near the inscription dated the relic to the late Iron Age, specifically to the early part of the 10th century B.C., or between 1000 and 975 B.C., the time King David...

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: david; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; hirbetqeiyafa; khirbetqeiyafa; kingdomofdavid; letshavejerusalem
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1 posted on 11/17/2008 6:59:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 11/17/2008 7:00:12 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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BUMP LATER


3 posted on 11/17/2008 7:02:39 AM PST by mel
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Kinda hesitate to post this, people get really emotional. It's only his 'opinion'.
4 posted on 11/17/2008 7:13:01 AM PST by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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If Jews are required to marry Jews, then they most likely resemble today's Jews. Sure, there are every flavor of Jew in the world, including Ethiopia, but for the most part, they would most resemble ME Jews at that time.

Don't know what that has to do with the story though. We have found an obelisk that has the name "David" on it, and a tablet stating they paid taxes to "David", and further proof that David was real and a King of the period. Course, I have the Bible, which is about all I need.

5 posted on 11/17/2008 7:22:48 AM PST by chuckles
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Sorry, it was off topic.


6 posted on 11/17/2008 7:24:51 AM PST by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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:’) The ancient Egyptian portrayal of Asiatics often shows large lips, and the Egyptians also painted and carved representations of black Africans.


7 posted on 11/17/2008 7:46:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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But NPR and Bill Moyers say it’s all just “Jewish Fairy Tales”! Surely they can’t be worng! They are ‘Trusted Ones’ who are never doubted, right?


8 posted on 11/17/2008 7:49:38 AM PST by bvw
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There was a thread about this started earlier today (”How white were the Israelites?...”).


9 posted on 11/17/2008 10:11:47 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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ping


10 posted on 11/18/2008 1:06:48 AM PST by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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:’)


11 posted on 11/18/2008 5:37:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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Thanks NYer!
A newfound gate (bottom) in an ancient Israeli fortress has pinpointed the location of the biblical city Sha'arayim where King David is described as killing Goliath in the Bible, archaeologists said in November 2008. The discovery was made at the Elah Fortress (top) -- known as Khirbet Qeiyafa in Arabic -- which is located southwest of Jerusalem near the present-day Israeli city of Bet Shemesh. [Photographs by David Willner for Foundation Stone]
David and Goliath City Found in Israel?

12 posted on 11/23/2008 7:47:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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13 posted on 05/28/2012 2:22:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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