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Proof of Solomonís mines found in Israel
Phys.org ^ | Sep 03, 2013

Posted on 09/23/2013 1:02:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai

New findings from an archaeological excavation led this winter by Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University’s Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures prove that copper mines in Israel thought to have been built by the ancient Egyptians in the 13th century BCE actually originated three centuries later, during the reign of the legendary King Solomon.

Based on the radiocarbon dating of material unearthed at a new site in Timna Valley in Israel’s Aravah Desert, the findings overturn the archaeological consensus of the last several decades. Scholarly work and materials found in the area suggest the mines were operated by the Edomites, a semi-nomadic tribal confederation that according to the Bible warred constantly with Israel.

“The mines are definitely from the period of King Solomon,” says Dr. Ben-Yosef. “They may help us understand the local society, which would have been invisible to us otherwise.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancientisrael; archaeology; catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; history; israel; kingsolomon; kingsolomonsmines; letshavejerusalem; solomon; solomonmines; treasure

1 posted on 09/23/2013 1:02:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

More proof of the Bible’s truth (although I don’t need any).


2 posted on 09/23/2013 1:28:43 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: gattaca

Amen!!!


3 posted on 09/23/2013 3:55:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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Thanks Olog-hai.
...copper mines in Israel thought to have been built by the ancient Egyptians in the 13th century BCE actually originated three centuries later, during the reign of the legendary King Solomon. Based on the radiocarbon dating of material unearthed at a new site in Timna Valley in Israel’s Aravah Desert...
Already posted, but the summation is better here. One of *those* topics!


4 posted on 09/23/2013 4:02:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Thanks Olog-hai. Already posted, but the summation is better here.

5 posted on 09/23/2013 4:02:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Tunehead54

Oops, will add, meanwhile, ping to you for this new one.


6 posted on 09/23/2013 4:04:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Olog-hai

Scholarly work and materials found in the area suggest the mines were operated by the Edomites, a semi-nomadic tribal confederation that according to the Bible warred constantly with Israel.

http://phys.org/news/2013-09-proof-solomon-israel.html#jCp


7 posted on 09/23/2013 6:17:25 AM PDT by tlozo
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8 posted on 09/23/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: Olog-hai

fl


9 posted on 09/23/2013 9:52:31 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Olog-hai

Stolen from the Falestinian Feofle by the evil Zionist occupiers, of course.


10 posted on 09/23/2013 3:16:02 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

As it should be.


11 posted on 09/23/2013 4:56:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Olog-hai

I long for the day when I won’t see the bratty term “BCE” anymore.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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