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Coins from destruction of Second Temple found in time for Passover
Jerusalem Post ^ | March 26, 2018 | Lidar Grave-Lazi

Posted on 04/03/2018 1:24:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Coins dating from the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire (66 CE-70 CE) were discovered by archeologists during excavations near the southern wall of the Temple Mount on Monday, according to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

The archeological dig, run by Dr. Eilat Mazar of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, uncovered dozens of bronze coins measuring approximately 1.5 cm., as well as numerous fragments of pottery vessels.

The vessels, mainly jars and cooking pots, were left behind by Jewish residents who hid in a large cave that measured seven meters by 14 m.

The discovery of the coins, which were dated from the time of the Roman siege of Jerusalem until the destruction of the Second Temple, was given particular significance as they were found just before Passover, a celebration of Jewish freedom and self-determination.

While several of the coins date to the early years of the revolt, the majority are from its final year (69 CE-70 CE).

Mazar explained that there is a significant difference among the bronze coins, as in the first year when the rebels had hope and faith in their success, the inscription on the coins in ancient Hebrew script read: "For the Freedom of Zion."

However, during the fourth year and before the destruction of the Temple, the rebels conveyed their despair by inscribing on the coins the inscription LeGeulat Tzion, meaning "For the Redemption of Zion."

"A discovery like this -- ancient coins bearing the words 'Freedom' and 'Redemption' found right before the Jewish Festival of Freedom, Passover, begins -- is incredibly moving," said Mazar.

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


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientcoins; coins; eilatmazar; godsgravesglyphs; israel; jerusalem; legeulattzion; letshavejerusalem; passover; secondtemple
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Coins discovered in old city cave March 26, 2018. (photo credit: COURTESY OF DR. EILAT MAZAR AND OURIA TADMOR)

Coins discovered in old city cave March 26, 2018. (photo credit: COURTESY OF DR. EILAT MAZAR AND OURIA TADMOR)

1 posted on 04/03/2018 1:24:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

2 posted on 04/03/2018 1:25:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

This “C.E.” stuff is getting annoying...


3 posted on 04/03/2018 1:51:05 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: SunkenCiv

Cool! Thanks for posting this.


4 posted on 04/03/2018 1:53:09 AM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: Bikkuri

I agree.

Imagine when the Lord Jesus comes back and finds the libs have been trying to write Him out of history...


5 posted on 04/03/2018 1:54:21 AM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: Bikkuri

I agree. My first thought was Maccabean, but on a closer read realized they were talking about the revolt against Titus.


6 posted on 04/03/2018 2:07:10 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: sauropod
My pleasure!

7 posted on 04/03/2018 2:16:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Bikkuri
It must really be annoying for the 4-5 billion non-Christians who use it, such as the Jews in Israel.

8 posted on 04/03/2018 2:17:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Are these coins embossed on both sides?


9 posted on 04/03/2018 2:52:09 AM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Bikkuri

What does CE stand for?


10 posted on 04/03/2018 3:00:18 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

“Christian Era”


11 posted on 04/03/2018 3:05:18 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Enten

Yes, and probably tiny, I’d have to look it up though.


12 posted on 04/03/2018 3:18:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Bikkuri

Yeah


13 posted on 04/03/2018 3:36:46 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (WKU 2016 Boca Raton Bowl Champions)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Good one


14 posted on 04/03/2018 3:38:27 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (WKU 2016 Boca Raton Bowl Champions)
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Hershel Shanks, the editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review, has recently published findings indicating that Jews living in the Roman Empire in 79 AD when the southwestern Italian city of Pompeii was destroyed by a massive eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano, believed that it was Divine retribution for the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Roman general Titus nine years earlier. Citing archeological evidence in a paper entitled "The Destruction of Pompeii -- God's revenge?" in the July/August edition of the magazine, Shanks told the Jerusalem Post that Book 4 of the Sibylline Oracles, an ancient mystical text, includes a passage which says in part; "When a firebrand, turned away from a cleft in the earth [Vesuvius] In the land of Italy, reaches to broad heaven It will burn many cities and destroy men. Much smoking ashes will fill the great sky And showers will fall from heaven like red earth. Know then the wrath of the heavenly God." He also points to ancient graffiti scrawled on the walls near Pompeii which includes references to "Sodom and Gomorra." The eruption of Vesuvius "attacked the core of Roman society," Shanks concluded. "There's very good reason to conclude there was a perceived connection and in the eyes of some, God was clearly at work."

Jews saw Pompeii as retribution for destruction of the Temple

YouTube: Evidence of Christianity in First Century Pompeii

Evidence of Christianity in First Century Pompeii

In 1939, Italian archeologist Prof Maiuri, discovered an artifact in the ruins of ancient Pompeii, that had a very Indian origin. This ivory statuette which survived the disaster and lasted all these 2000 years was identified by Prof Maiuri as that of the Goddess Lakshmi and dated to around 1AD. It has since then been quoted as the ‘Goddess Lakshmi statue in Pompeii' in many books & articles... in terms of iconography and technique, the closest comparisons can be made with ivory figurines recovered from the central and northwestern parts of the sub-continent and datable to the 1st century A.D. Two of these examples were found at the sites of Bhokardan and Ter in central India and a third was excavated in Begram, Afghanistan along with a large cache of ivory, bone, glass, and metal objects. Although these four figurines are not perfect matches, their shared iconographic and compositional features suggest that they may have been produced in the same region (probably central India) before being distributed to other regions. This small, rare sculpture, found in a modest dwelling in Pompeii, represents nonetheless an important indication of a trade relations that existed already by the 1st century A.D. between the Roman Empire and India.

Goddess Lakshmi statue in Pompeii | The Mysterious India | 2015-03-19

Goddess Lakshmi statue in Pompeii | The Mysterious India | 2015-03-19

Goddess Lakshmi statue in Pompeii | The Mysterious India | 2015-03-19

Roman gold coins excavated in Pudukottai India

Goddess Lakshmi statue in Pompeii | The Mysterious India | 2015-03-19
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15 posted on 04/03/2018 3:48:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: abclily

I heard that it was the “Common Era”.


16 posted on 04/03/2018 4:43:17 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: abclily

And “B.C.E.” is “Before Common Era”. :p


17 posted on 04/03/2018 4:44:28 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: abclily

It was made up to delete BC and AD from dating. It stands for Common Era or in the case of BCE. Before Common Era. As the poster above has posted one can also say it stands for Christian Era just as well to annoy those who want the original intent.


18 posted on 04/03/2018 4:46:23 AM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

It replaces AD? The starting date of AD and CE are the same?


19 posted on 04/03/2018 5:00:42 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

The whole thing is silly.

It’s obvious that everyone admits something tremendously huge and important happened right there at that cusp of BC/AD or BCE/CE or whatever.

The evangelical atheists want to push the idea that BC/AD is outmoded but they recognize the major event just the same because they count the years exactly the same way.

Why bother with new terminology? It doesn’t hide the thing they are trying to hide.


20 posted on 04/03/2018 5:06:33 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I'm still somewhat onboard but very disappointed. Not so much "Winning" lately.)
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