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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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To: SkyDancer

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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To: Roccus

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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To: SkyDancer

“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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To: txnativegop

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: US Navy Vet

““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.

Sorry, and thanks for your service, but thats BS.

The fact that other “religions” bayed at the moon before mohammed should have run down his father’s leg doesn’t make them the source of islam.

Islam uniquely came out mohammed’s rear end while he was raping boys and girls and then beheading them.


16 posted on 12/27/2012 11:09:16 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: Wally_Kalbacken; rmlew

WINNER!


17 posted on 12/27/2012 11:25:51 AM PST by Yehuda
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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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To: YHAOS

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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To: Yehuda; US Navy Vet
““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.

Actually, JEHOVAH was the REGENT OF THE MOON. It is likely that Mohammed created the concept of ALLAH and his MOON WORSHIP based on the earlier stories of JEHOVAH.

21 posted on 12/27/2012 1:08:21 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: SkyDancer
I guess they haven’t played “Cowboys and Muslims” yet.

Taking an American Soldier and slicing his head off with a rusty knife, raping reporters on the streets in the Middle East. Killing the American Ambassador to Syria, and putting it on YOUTUBE.

Methinks they are not only playing the game, but winning.

22 posted on 12/27/2012 1:13:44 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Your invisible friend is a Rosicrucian?


23 posted on 12/27/2012 1:14:49 PM PST by Chaguito
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To: UCANSEE2

They haven’t played it in the US yet - our rules. Not the wimp government rules.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 1:16:15 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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To: UCANSEE2; Yehuda; US Navy Vet
Actually, JEHOVAH was the REGENT OF THE MOON.

I never heard that one.

Where is that from ?

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
25 posted on 12/27/2012 1:19:43 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Nachum

Just think of all the money that was changed in that temple.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 1:24:00 PM PST by Mashood
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To: UCANSEE2

“Actually, JEHOVAH was the REGENT OF THE MOON. It is likely that...”

uh, no.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Jehovah


27 posted on 12/27/2012 2:39:00 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: SkyDancer
"Muslims would declare that Adam and Eve were Muslims."

Actually, they do.

Their doctrine is that everybody is "born Muslim" --- all the way back to Adam & Eve--- and you only become non-Muslim by being initiated into some other religious group. Or so I was told.

28 posted on 12/27/2012 3:21:34 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Just to be is a Blessing; just to Live is Holy." -- Rabbi Abraham Heschel)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

And Mohammad was some sort of dinosaur animal way back when too.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 3:37:25 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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To: SkyDancer

I haven’t made up my mind whether he was a Tyrant-osaurus or an Imbecilius Wrecks.


30 posted on 12/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

LOL!!


31 posted on 12/27/2012 4:23:37 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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To: Nachum

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Nachum. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


32 posted on 12/27/2012 4:37:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks Nachum. One of *those* topics, among other things.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 4:40:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SkyDancer

Flush twice, it’s a long way back to Mecca.


34 posted on 12/27/2012 8:49:48 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; SkyDancer
Methinks it is coming that we in the Christian Nations think in terms of a New Crusade.

It has been a war for 1,400 years. These lunatics have taken over Asia (including what today is called “The Middle East”), Asia Minor (Turkey), all of North Africa, most of central Africa, Indonesia, and parts of Eastern Europe (and they are threatening to swamp the rest). And they will not stop. Until they are stopped by force.

35 posted on 12/29/2012 10:22:23 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: SkyDancer
There was no such thing as Muslims or Islam before AD600.

One of the first things many heretical sects do is to establish their existence and legitimacy retroactively. Islam appropriated all of the major figures of Judaism and Christianity as Muslim, so they wouldn't be fazed by your allegation.

36 posted on 12/29/2012 12:21:03 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Well I guess then they’re relatives of the Neanderthals. Seems the mentality was passed down to today’s Muslims.


37 posted on 12/29/2012 1:06:50 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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To: UriÂ’el-2012; Yehuda
Where is that from ?

From various Rosicrusian sources.

We know that many elements of both Christianity and Islam are based on incidents in the Middle East and on the writings in the Old Testament and the Talmud.

It is not inconceivable that Mohammed took stories about the creation of mankind and various 'gods' to create his religion. He named his god ALLAH, but the worship of the moon and the moon crescent as their 'symbol' make it seem more than coincidence.

Whether there is only coincidence in the name JEHOVAH (regent of the moon) and the name JEHOVAH in the Bible referring to the 'christian' GOD (as far as we know), is another story.

38 posted on 12/30/2012 6:11:01 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2; Yehuda
From various Rosicrusian sources.

We know that many elements of both Christianity and Islam are based on incidents in the Middle East and on the writings in the Old Testament and the Talmud.

It is not inconceivable that Mohammed took stories about the creation of mankind and various 'gods' to create his religion. He named his god ALLAH, but the worship of the moon and the moon crescent as their 'symbol' make it seem more than coincidence. JEHOVAH in the Bible referring to the 'christian' GOD (as far as we know), is another story.

Pre-Islamic Arabia In pre-Islamic Arabia, Allah was used by Meccans as a reference to the creator-god, possibly the supreme deity.[21] Allah was not considered the sole divinity; however, Allah was considered the creator of the world and the giver of rain. The notion of the term may have been vague in the Meccan religion.[8] Allah was associated with companions, whom pre-Islamic Arabs considered as subordinate deities. Meccans held that a kind of kinship existed between Allah and the jinn.[22] Allah was thought to have had sons[23] and that the local deities of al-ʿUzzā, Manāt and al-Lāt were His daughters.[24] The Meccans possibly associated angels with Allah.[25][26] Allah was invoked in times of distress.[26][27] Muhammad's father's name was ʿAbd-Allāh meaning "the slave of Allāh".[26]
Most scholars believe "Jehovah" to be a late (ca. 1100 CE) hybrid form derived by combining the Latin letters JHVH with the vowels of Adonai, but some hold there is evidence that the Jehovah form of the Tetragrammaton may have been in use in Semitic and Greek phonetic texts and artifacts from Late Antiquity.[5][6] Others say that it is the pronunciation Yahweh that is testified in both Christian and pagan texts of the early Christian era
from wiki
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
39 posted on 12/30/2012 6:39:59 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

So....basically we agree.


40 posted on 12/31/2012 12:35:48 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2
So....basically we agree.

I don't think so.

41 posted on 12/31/2012 2:04:39 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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