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Huge Roman-era cave found by Jericho
The Jerosalem Post ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jonah Mandel

Posted on 06/21/2009 3:03:27 PM PDT by EveningStar

An artificial underground cave, the largest of its kind in Israel, was discovered in the Jordan Valley during excavations by the Haifa University's Department of Archaeology.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel
KEYWORDS: archaeology; cave; godsgravesglyphs; israel; jericho; romanempire; y2j
Huge Roman-era cave found by Jericho

Nice goin, dude.


1 posted on 06/21/2009 3:03:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Y2J! Walls of Jericho!


2 posted on 06/21/2009 3:09:40 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: EveningStar

Wow, that’s a manly man. Just the kind I like :-)


3 posted on 06/21/2009 3:15:31 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: EveningStar
Roughly an acre underground.
Definitely impressive.
4 posted on 06/21/2009 3:27:02 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Publius6961

dated 1 CE (i hate that term - it is AD) with crosses all over the place.

interesting...


5 posted on 06/21/2009 3:34:27 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: EveningStar

Did he find hypocrites and parasites in the cave?


6 posted on 06/21/2009 3:38:05 PM PDT by omega4179 (America is a Christian Nation.)
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To: SunkenCiv

ggg ping


7 posted on 06/21/2009 3:54:31 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: EveningStar

Maybe it’s the lighting but the rock looks to be of quartz.


8 posted on 06/21/2009 3:59:49 PM PDT by decimon
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To: EveningStar

It might be connected to the Second Jewish Revolt and constructed/used as a hideout for Jewish guerrillas fighting the legions of Titus and Vespasian. The fact that their is a legionary symbol their might suggest it was cleared out and one of the roman soldiers celebrated by carving his beloved legion’s name in the wall....


9 posted on 06/21/2009 4:07:14 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: eleni121

Israeli Jews are probably the last people who are likely to want to make any acknowledgement of Christ being the Messiah by using the term ‘Anno Domini’ for fairly obvious reasons.....


10 posted on 06/21/2009 4:09:56 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: eleni121

Just look at it like I do.

BCE - Before the Christian Era
CE - Christian Era


11 posted on 06/21/2009 4:19:31 PM PDT by Daniel II
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To: Daniel II

BCE - Before the Christian Era
CE - Christian Era


Yes!!!!-—I have done that and approve wholeheartedly!


12 posted on 06/21/2009 5:11:47 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

LOL you even got drool on my keyboard.


13 posted on 06/21/2009 5:30:39 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: eleni121
dated 1 CE (i hate that term - it is AD) with crosses all over the place.

Of course you realize that the cross did not even begin to be used as a Christian symbol until the second century, and did not become popular until the 4th century.

I think the crosses come from some other source than early Christians.

14 posted on 06/21/2009 6:05:57 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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15 posted on 06/21/2009 6:23:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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16 posted on 06/21/2009 7:11:33 PM PDT by SJackson (G-d da*n America, Jeremiah Wright---Don't tell me words don't matter!, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

good point....

BTW, Solar Empire is one ADDICTIVE game.


17 posted on 06/21/2009 7:18:48 PM PDT by tarawa
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To: CurlyDave

I’m somewhat skeptical of emphatic statements about that long ago.

Plausibly correct.

Possibly not AS correct as assumed.


18 posted on 06/21/2009 7:23:41 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: SunkenCiv

I would like to declare that here are no simians in my genetic pool.

That is all.


19 posted on 06/21/2009 8:07:44 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: eleni121

Interesting — they didn’t have crosses til 33 AD minimum...


20 posted on 06/21/2009 8:09:28 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: eleni121

I wonder if the cave was used by Christians later on, centuries after it was built.


21 posted on 06/21/2009 9:17:19 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Victoria Delsoul
He waxes his chest.

Although I have to admire the courage it takes to do that I am not sure that it is "manly".

22 posted on 06/21/2009 9:19:23 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Quix
I’m somewhat skeptical of emphatic statements about that long ago.

Actually the history of the use of the cross as a symbol is better known than a lot of stuff. And, we are discussing something that Roman historians noted also.

I am not arguing against your skepticism, but we are talking about a period when there is a written recorded history.

Google "Christian cross history" and see what comes up.

23 posted on 06/21/2009 9:45:15 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

As a former college wrestler, I opine there are actual reasons to do all sorts of shaving one would not normally do.

And think about my name for a bit in the context of my comment.


24 posted on 06/22/2009 6:49:30 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

It was a Roman quarry and occupied by the Romans, although I suppose it was used by others later on.

People used old quarries to sleep in during the summer, even when they had houses because it’s 72 degrees down there, when it’s 102 on the surface. Old school air-conditioning.

Given the nature of the stone, the time, and location, I would be surprised if stone from this quarry was not used for the Second Temple.


25 posted on 06/22/2009 6:56:19 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: CurlyDave

The evidence is likely significant and quite convincing.

I just wonder how long it went on covertly . . . and how much of that evidence would have remained over the centuries.

Thanks for the link.


26 posted on 06/22/2009 8:45:06 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono

additional — pic, and video I think:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8113670.stm

Thanks JoeProBono!


27 posted on 06/22/2009 1:32:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Salamander

:’) That comment was ape-propos.


28 posted on 06/22/2009 2:39:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Just an update.

29 posted on 06/30/2013 8:22:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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