Skip to comments.Earliest Evidence of Biblical Cult Discovered (From time of King David)
Posted on 05/11/2012 8:30:03 AM PDT by C19fan
For the first time, archaeologists have uncovered shrines from the time of the early Biblical kings in the Holy Land, providing the earliest evidence of a cult, they say. Excavation within the remains of the roughly 3,000-year-old fortified city of Khirbet Qeiyafa, located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Jerusalem, have revealed three large rooms used as shrines, along with artifacts, including tools, pottery and objects, such as alters associated with worship.
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What? Evidence for biblical religion in 1000 BCE? Impossible!
Somebody fouled up. We need to redate the evidence to 150 BCE.
/you know it’ll be said sooner or later
From biblical accounts, little forays into various paganisms seemed to be a problem among the Hebrews almost from the word go, and God was continually getting irked over it. This might or might not have involved figures of gods in any particular instance. Pork being verboten by the official Jewish religion, it probably would not have been commonly available.
GGG, of course
Shouldn't those be altars?
As one point in Judaism, the Hebrew people were sacrificing on private altars (high places) rather than at the one community altar, but still sacrificing the animals that the scriptures deemed appropriate, and in the name of the scriptural God. Maybe these are relics of that time.
Based on the Psalms credited to him, and based on the tepid and limp wrist of lesbian-ordaining modern Christianity, King David would be called the head of a “cult” today.
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