Skip to comments.Ancient tomb door with stunning menorah carving revealed in Israel
Posted on 12/21/2017 5:18:12 AM PST by SJackson
As the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah comes to a close, the discovery of an ancient tomb door with a stunning menorah carving is providing a fascinating glimpse into Israels rich history.
The basalt tomb door, which is undergoing preservation work, was recently put on display by the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University, in Jerusalem.
The door was discovered in Tiberias in Israels Galilee region in 2010 by archaeologists from the University, but was only revealed to the public a few weeks ago, said Dr. Katia Cytryn-Silverman, senior lecturer at Hebrew Universitys Institute of Archaeology and Department of Islamic and Middle East Studies.
Cytryn-Silverman, who leads the ongoing Tiberias excavation project, explained that the door attracted plenty of attention when it went on display.
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This is probably fake news.
Could use paint.
They just had to throw that in.
Impossible! There was no history in Israel before L’allah!
I liked one comment on the Fox News web site: “More proof that the Holy Land belongs to the Jews. Liberal snowflakes will scream at the sky.”
Fake news! Everyone knows the Jewish people have no history in the land and that they’re just stealing the history of the palistinian people. A history that goes all the way back to Abraham bin Arafat, the first muslim. Even the UN says so.
Some candles too.
This menorah dug up looks tree-like, but I was not aware, till moments ago doing some internet searching, the history of menorahs, and how related symbolically to trees that they are.
That is a representation of the menorah from the temple. The Hanukkah menorah has eight branches while the menorah has six branches. The menorah is one of the original symbols of Judaism.
What is the significance of the six branch vs. the eight branch Menorah?
The six branch menorah was the one described for the temple. The eight branched menorah is a special one for Hanukkah and commemorates the eight days the Lord had the oil last (which would normally have lasted only one day) until a new supply of sacred oil could be delivered to the temple.
And Muslims are really great at establishing societies that generate agriculture, arts and culture, medicine, charity, learning, science and progressive human rights. :)
Well preserved, interesting; but stunning?
Yeh. There was also a crescent and a crucifix and a picture of Krishna on the door. Multicultural. Right.
A reminder that the six-branch menorah, not the Star of David, was the ancient symbol of the Jewish people.
May well have been painted. Most ancient statues and other carvings that just look white to us today were actually brightly painted. Biblical Archeology Review a few issues ago had a stunning full color reproduction of what the Arch of Titus looked like when it was first unveiled.
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