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2,750-year-old temple found near Jerusalem
Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Fox News

Posted on 12/27/2012 9:47:49 AM PST by Nachum

Archaeologists have discovered a 2,750-year-old temple along with a cache of sacred artifacts, providing rare insight into religious practices at the time, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

The temple was uncovered west of Jerusalem, at the Tel Motza archaeological site, in preparation for work on Highway 1. Among the finds are pottery figurines, fragments of chalices and decorated pedestals, which indicate the site was the stomping ground of a ritual cult.

"The ritual building at Tel Motza is an unusual and striking find, in light of the fact that there are hardly any remains of ritual buildings of the period in Judaea at the time of the First Temple,” said excavation directors Anna Eirikh, Dr. Hamoudi Khalaily and Shua Kisilevitz in a statement.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiquities; archaeologists; archaeology; authority; catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; israel; israeli; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; telmotza; temple
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1 posted on 12/27/2012 9:47:53 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
fascinating Nova last night about King Solomon’s mines.
2 posted on 12/27/2012 9:50:57 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Nachum

Want to bet the Muslims will say it was an Islamic site?


3 posted on 12/27/2012 9:51:48 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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Beat me to it.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 10:00:45 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Nachum

Did they find any Motza balls?


5 posted on 12/27/2012 10:02:13 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (?.)
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To: SkyDancer

Hope they do. The more absurd public statements the better. Eventually people will get to the point that they refuse to embarrass themselves supporting them.

And unfortunately that’s all most care about anymore.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 10:02:56 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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Can’t figure it out. Isn’t Mecca the most holiest site for Muslims. Then they claim all sorts of towns/cities/sites as a holy site. Why don’t they just claim the whole world as a Muslim holy site and be done with it? Jerusalem has been Jewish since time immemorial. There was no such thing as Muslims or Islam before AD600.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 10:04:28 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

We Jews pray for an earthquake that will destroy that Muslim mosque squatting on Temple Mount. That mount has been Jewish long before that pedophile Mohammad ever came into existence.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 10:07:13 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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“There was no such thing as Muslims or Islam before AD600” WRONG, the “Moon “god”” was part of Old Babalonian(sp?) “culture” in the “BC” timeframes.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 10:08:48 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: TurboZamboni

That was very interesting. Can’t wait for the second half next Sunday.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 10:12:58 AM PST by Spunky (We lost so now I am thinking of joining them and getting an Obamaphone.)
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To: SkyDancer

But how? Islam has only been around since 632 AD. Oh wait, they don’t care about the truth.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 10:28:14 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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Muslims would declare that Adam and Eve were Muslims.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 10:31:47 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Nachum

To that temple, I don’t go.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 10:43:49 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: SkyDancer

Allow me to join you in that prayer.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 10:47:43 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

Sounds like one of the high places torn down by Josiah.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 10:51:07 AM PST by Prospero
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To: SkyDancer
"Why don’t they just claim the whole world as a Muslim holy site and be done with it?"

They do.

18 posted on 12/27/2012 11:58:46 AM PST by YHAOS
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Methinks it is coming that we in the Christian Nations think in terms of a New Crusade. We act or the followers of Mo will force us to act. We fight or bow down to Mecca. In fact maybe we should join them -— and Reform Islam from the inside! Maybe re-do that Koran thing-— scrap the Shareria Law thing—or change it. The worst thing for islam would be if we joined up and started to mess with it. If ever a religion needed a reformation—Islam is the one. They need a Martin Luther to lead them out of the darkness to the essence of Allah.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 12:09:43 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: YHAOS

I guess they haven’t played “Cowboys and Muslims” yet.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 12:18:24 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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