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  • Proverbs Chapter 10, Where Solomon Originally Began His Proverbs

    02/10/2014 10:42:05 AM PST · by OneVike · 9 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Many actually believe they have been actually reading proverbs all along from chapter 1 to 9, but in fact those 9 chapters were originally written more as an introduction to proverbs, whereas chapter 10 is where Solomon's Proverbs actually begins. From here on forth, most of the proverbs are short an pithy, with two sentences in one verse. These verses correspond with each other by an opposition of terms and sentiments. The second verse is contrasted with the first by illustrating an opposit action or result from differnt behavior. Seldom is there any coherence between the verses, much less...
  • The 3,000-year-old inscription that could prove Old Testament stories are TRUE

    01/28/2014 6:31:03 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2014 | MARK PRIGG
    A small fragment of ancient pottery researchers believe shows the first wine label could prove that the reigns of King Solomon and King David actually occurred. The 10th century BC 'Ophel Inscription' was unearthed last year, and scientists were initially baffled by the bizarre language that was inscribed on the remains of a jug. A new translation reveals the contents of a jar was 'lousy' plonk intended for slaves - and sheds new light on society at the time. The label dates from second half of the 10th Century BC and was discovered in the Ophel area of Jerusalem, south...
  • Fate of Ark of the Covenant Revealed in Hebrew Text

    01/08/2014 8:30:41 AM PST · by Theoria · 62 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | Owen Jarus
    A newly translated Hebrew text claims to reveal where treasures from King Solomon's temple were hidden and discusses the fate of the Ark of the Covenant itself. But unlike the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the text leaves the exact location of the Ark unclear and states that it, and the other treasures, "shall not be revealed until the day of the coming of the Messiah son of David …" putting it out of reach of any would-be treasure seeker. King Solomon's Temple, also called the First Temple, was plundered and torched by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar...
  • Delusions of Grandeur 101

    12/17/2013 8:59:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 16, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It is startling to compare the hubris of college administrators with the humility of combat veterans. The former think that they are saving the world. The latter actually are. Unfortunately, contra the lede, it is hard to do a one-for-one comparison of their musings on their careers. While administrators have no compunctions about cataloguing their self-selected virtues and accomplishments in print, uniformed men and women do. They only spill their guts on a battlefield. “Some one once asked me what a president does all day,” Brian C. Mitchell, the retired president of Bucknell recently reflected in a post on the...
  • Proof of Solomon’s mines found in Israel

    09/23/2013 1:02:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Sep 03, 2013
    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...
  • Reservoir from time of King Solomon found in Jerusalem

    09/10/2012 4:39:23 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2012
    Published September 10, 2012 | LiveScience Archaeologists have found an ancient water reservoir in Jerusalem that may have been used by pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced. The IAA said the cistern could have held 66,000 gallons (250 cubic meters) of water; it likely dates back to the era of the First Temple, which, according to the Hebrew Bible, was constructed by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. and then destroyed 400 years later. Israeli archaeologists believe the reservoir served the general public in the ancient city, but say its location hints at...
  • Israel finds Jesus miracle sites

    12/24/2004 1:25:35 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 1,121+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/24/04 | MATTHEW KALMAN
    JERUSALEM - Just in time for Christmas, Israeli archeologists unveiled ancient sites where Jesus is believed to have performed two of his most celebrated miracles. In Jerusalem, the pool where Jesus is said to have cured a man's blindness has been found under several yards of dirt. According to John's Gospel, Chapter 9, verses 1-12, Jesus performed this miracle at the Siloam Pool in the City of David just south of the Temple Mount. Archeologists revealed yesterday they found an impressively paved assembly area and water channel that brought rainwater to the Siloam Pool in the Second Temple period when...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Believe They Have Found Site of Jesus' First Miracle

    12/21/2004 1:20:03 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 122 replies · 2,197+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 21, 2004 | Laurie Copans
    CANA, Israel (AP) - Among the roots of ancient olive trees, archaeologists have found pieces of large stone jars of the type the Gospel says Jesus used when he turned water into wine at a Jewish wedding in the Galilee village of Cana. They believe these could have been the same kind of vessels the Bible says Jesus used in his first miracle, and that the site where they were found could be the location of biblical Cana. But Bible scholars caution it'll be hard to obtain conclusive proof - especially since experts disagree on exactly where Cana was located....
  • Ancient city found at 'Kana of the Galilee'

    03/13/2006 3:01:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1,385+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-13-06 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    In a rare find, remnants of an ancient Israelite city that dates back three thousand years have been uncovered during excavations in the Israeli Arab village of Kfar Kana in the Lower Galilee, Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday. The area, located north of Nazareth, is revered by Christians as the site where Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle. The settlement being unearthed existed at the time of the United Kingdom of King Solomon and the Kingdom of Israel following the split between Israel and Judah, in the 10-9th centuries BCE. A section of the ancient city wall...
  • Ancient Jewish Town Discovered Beneath Arab Village in Galilee

    03/13/2006 7:27:51 AM PST · by Sabramerican · 31 replies · 1,107+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 13, 2006 | Arutz Sheva
    Ancient Jewish Town Discovered Beneath Arab Village in Galilee Monday, March 13, 2006 / 13 Adar 5766 An ancient Jewish town from the time of King Solomon has been uncovered beneath the Arab village of Kafr Kana, north of Nazareth, in the Galilee. The discovery, unearthed by Israel’s Antiquities Authority, also includes remnants of Jewish settlement during the Roman period. Among the findings are underground tunnels excavated by Jews who defended the city against Roman legions during the Great Revolt of the year 66 CE. During the course of the excavations, a section of the city wall and remains of...
  • Jews have no right to Western Wall, PA 'study' says

    11/22/2010 12:20:04 PM PST · by wmfights · 36 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 22, 2010 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Western Wall belongs to Muslims and is an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Haram al-Sharif [the Noble Sanctuary], according to an official paper published on Monday by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in Ramallah. The paper, which has been presented as a “study,” was prepared by Al-Mutawakel Taha, a senior official with the PA Ministry of Information to “refute” Jews’ claim to the Western Wall. In the past, PA leaders and officials had also denied Jews’ right to the Kotel, insisting that the Temple Mount had never stood in the area. The new paper claims...
  • Dig Supports Biblical Account of King Solomon's Construction

    02/22/2010 7:32:11 PM PST · by bogusname · 8 replies · 398+ views
    Israel National News ^ | February 22, 2010 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) Even as Muslim spokesmen try to deny Jewish claims to the Holy Land, archaeological discoveries have recently been coming in fast and furious proving the veracity of the Biblical account of history. Hebrew University archaeologists have revealed an ancient path in Jerusalem believed to date back to the time of King Solomon, along with structures including a gateway and the foundation of a building. Dr. Eilat Mazar, the leader of the archaeological dig, said the findings match finds from the time of the First Temple. Arutz Sheva TV's Yoni Kempinski visited the archaeological dig where the ancient wall was...
  • Archaeologist Sees Proof For Bible In Ancient Wall

    02/22/2010 5:58:22 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 52 replies · 1,337+ views
    Associated Press via NPR ^ | February 22, 2010 | Anon
    An Israeli archaeologist said Monday that ancient fortifications recently excavated in Jerusalem date back 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon and support the biblical narrative about the era. If the age of the wall is correct, the finding would be an indication that Jerusalem was home to a strong central government that had the resources and manpower needed to build massive fortifications in the 10th century B.C. That's a key point of dispute among scholars, because it would match the Bible's account that the Hebrew kings David and Solomon ruled from Jerusalem around that time. While some Holy...
  • Evidence for kings David and Solomon

    11/16/2009 9:53:22 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 960+ views
    Times Online ^ | 16 Nov 2009 | Norman Hammond
    “King David and King Solomon lived merry, merry lives, With many, many concubines and many, many wives. But when old age crept after them, with many, many qualms, King Solomon wrote the Proverbs and King David wrote the Psalms.” There are several versions of this anonymous rhyme, but the problem, some biblical archaeologists argue, is that there is little evidence that either king existed: archaeological remains have been assigned to their reigns on the basis of cryptic verses in the Old Testament, and then used to “prove” the date of similar buildings at other sites. Until 15 years ago, Professor...
  • Keepers of the Lost Ark? (Christians in Ethiopia have long claimed to have the ark of the covenant)

    01/14/2009 8:41:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 2,050+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Paul Raffaele
    Christians in Ethiopia have long claimed to have the ark of the covenant. Our reporter investigated"They shall make an ark of acacia wood," God commanded Moses in the Book of Exodus, after delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. And so the Israelites built an ark, or chest, gilding it inside and out. And into this chest Moses placed stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, as given to him on Mount Sinai. Thus the ark “was worshipped by the Israelites as the embodiment of God Himself,” writes Graham Hancock in The Sign and the Seal. "Biblical and other archaic...
  • Archeologists 'find King Solomon's mines'

    10/28/2008 5:24:34 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies · 1,534+ views
    heraldsun.com ^ | 10/29/2008
    IN a discovery straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, archeologists believe they have uncovered one of the lost mines of King Solomon. The vast copper mine lies in an arid valley in modern-day Jordan and was created in the 10th century BC - around the time Solomon is believed to have ruled over the ancient Hebrews. The mines are enormous and would have generated a huge income for the king, who is famed for bringing extraordinary wealth and stability to the newly united kingdom of Israel and Judah. The announcement will reopen the debate about how much of the...
  • Jordan copper mines from biblical times could be King Solomon’s

    10/27/2008 5:24:51 PM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 799+ views
    Times Online ^ | 28 Oct 2008 | Mark Henderson
    An ancient copper works in Jordan may have been the location of the fabled King Solomon’s mines, new archaeological investigations suggest. The dig at Khirbat al-Nahas, once a thriving copper production centre in the Faynan district, about 30 miles (50km) south of the Dead Sea, has found evidence that it dates back to the 10th century BC, making it at least two centuries older than was thought. The new date means that the mine was almost certainly active during the time of the biblical Jewish kings David and Solomon. Scientists who conducted the excavations are now working to establish whether...
  • A Lead On The Ark Of The Covenant

    02/22/2008 2:35:00 PM PST · by blam · 66 replies · 1,779+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 2-21-2008 | DAVID VAN BIEMA
    A Lead on the Ark of the Covenant Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 By DAVID VAN BIEMAThe Ark of the Covenant is carried into the Temple When last we saw the lost Ark of the Covenant in action, it had been dug up by Indiana Jones in Egypt and ark-napped by Nazis, whom the Ark proceeded to incinerate amidst a tempest of terrifying apparitions. But according to Tudor Parfitt, a real life scholar-adventurer, Raiders of the Lost Ark had it wrong, and the Ark is actually nowhere near Egypt. In fact, Parfitt claims he has traced it (or a replacement container...
  • Keepers of the Lost Ark?[Ethiopia][Ark of the Covenant]

    11/27/2007 11:27:12 AM PST · by BGHater · 96 replies · 1,776+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 2007 | Paul Raffaele
    Christians in Ethiopia have long claimed to have the ark of the covenant. Our reporter investigated "They shall make an ark of acacia wood," God commanded Moses in the Book of Exodus, after delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. And so the Israelites built an ark, or chest, gilding it inside and out. And into this chest Moses placed stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, as given to him on Mount Sinai. Thus Jews came to revere the ark as an earthly manifestation of God. The Old Testament describes its enormous powers—blazing with fire and light, halting rivers,...
  • Claim: Israel covering up Temple Mount destruction- Jewish Temples "never existed"

    10/22/2007 5:17:30 PM PDT · by yankeesdoodle · 31 replies · 70+ views
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | 10-22-07 | Aaron Klein
    Speaking to WND in a recent interview, Waqf official and chief Palestinian Justice Taysir Tamimi claimed the Jewish Temples "never existed." "About these so-called two Temples, they never existed, certainly not at the Haram Al- Sharif (Temple Mount)," said Tamimi, who is considered the second most important Palestinian cleric after Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. "Israel started since 1967 making archaeological digs to show Jewish signs to prove the relationship between Judaism and the city, and they found nothing. There is no Jewish connection to Israel before the Jews invaded in the 1880s," said Tamimi. The Palestinian cleric...
  • At Galilee Site, Solving A Mystery From The Time Of Solomon

    08/28/2007 11:45:16 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 1,692+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 8-28-2007 | Jack Khoury
    Last update - 09:58 28/08/2007 At Galilee site, solving a mystery from the time of Solomon By Jack Khoury A wooden sign stands at the entrance to the dirt road leading to the Segev Forest in the Western Galilee, inscribed with the symbol of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). Beneath it in fading green letters is the name "Rosh Zayit Ruin." Without perusing the entrance to the dirt road carefully, you might not see the weed-covered sign, and not realize that this is the entrance to a very special archaeological site. Only an all-terrain vehicle can reach the place because...
  • Olmert 'caved to Muslims' on Temple Mount

    02/16/2007 7:52:46 AM PST · by standingfirm · 11 replies · 301+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/12/07 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to allow Muslims to construct a massive minaret on the Temple Mount will embolden the enemies of the Jewish state and signal that violence and terrorism are working, according to a group of prominent rabbinic leaders in Israel. The Rabbinical Congress for Peace, a coalition of more than 300 Israeli rabbinic leaders and pulpit rabbis, said in a statement today Olmert "does not have the moral or historic right to hand over even one inch of Israeli territory to foreigners." "The mere fact of giving up sovereignty of the Temple Mount –...
  • Axum's ancient treasure

    04/23/2006 5:56:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 3,032+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-23-06 | URIEL HEILMAN
    Church art in Axum depicts the Ark of the Covenant from King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem to Ethiopia.Photo: Courtesy   Nestled in the highlands of northern Ethiopia, ignored by most historians and unknown to most tourists to Africa, is the site of one of the ancient world's most powerful empires. The monuments to its former glory stand tall - 20 meters high, to be precise, in the form of dozens of stone obelisks - but the city that is their home is determinedly inauspicious, as authentically Ethiopian and undeveloped as any of Ethiopia's modest cities. Situated in the northern Ethiopian...
  • King Solomon's Name Lingers At 'Armageddon' Digging Site

    09/04/2004 4:46:48 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Journal Gazette ^ | 9-4-2004 | Bill Broadway
    Posted on Sat, Sep. 04, 2004 King Solomon’s name lingers at ‘Armageddon’ digging site By Bill Broadway Washington PostGeorge Washington University student Sarah Loyer, left, and Mariana Litvin, a student from Buenos Aires, Argentina, excavate a portion of what is called Solomon’s Palace in Megiddo, Israel. Five George Washington University students and their archaeology professor went to Armageddon this summer, not to search for clues to a cosmic battle yet to come between good and evil, but to seek understanding of civilizations past. One of the most important issues they addressed was whether a palace attributed to King Solomon in...
  • More on The King of Salomon Stone Tablet

    08/21/2003 7:45:37 PM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies · 240+ views
    Esoteric and Science News ^ | January 16, 2003
    More on The King of Salomon Stone Tablet Three days ago we published "Temple of Salomon Re-Confirmed" Prof. Nadav Neeman, is a historian who recently wrote a book that is based on the assumption, that the book of Kings was written many years after the events described in it, and that the author of the book was forced to rely on sources predating the period in which he lived, in order to be able to reconstruct events that took place before his time. He commented to us that the Jehoash inscription is written in ancient Phoenician script on a black...
  • Message From Yoash, King Of Judah

    01/13/2003 10:29:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 476+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 13, 2003 | staff
    An inscribed stone tablet from the time of Yehoash, King of Judah, has apparently been discovered on the Temple Mount. The black stone tablet, containing ten lines of Phoenician script, describes activities carried out by King Yehoash in the First Temple some 2,700 years ago. The inscription corresponds to the biblical account as recorded in Kings II 12, including King Yehoash's call to the Cohanim (priests) to collect money from the public for the purpose of renovating the Temple. The inscription details the purchase of wood and "quarried stones," and includes part of a Biblical passage recounting the event. Nadav...
  • Does 'lost' Ark exist in Ethiopia?

    08/18/2002 4:37:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies · 2,488+ views
    The Billings Gazatte ^ | August 17, 2002 ( Last modified August 17, 2002 - 12:37 am) | By RICHARD N. OSTLING
    August 17, 2002 Last modified August 17, 2002 - 12:37 am Does 'lost' Ark exist in Ethiopia? By RICHARD N. OSTLING Associated Press Thanks to Hollywood's "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the Ark of the Covenant is one of the most famous objects in the Bible. It's also one of the most mysterious, since the Bible doesn't say what happened to it. Ethiopian Christians, however, believe the ark still exists in their country. The biblical ark signified God's presence among his people. It was a wooden box containing the two tablets of the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses...
  • Archaeologists Return to 'King Solomon's Mines' of Biblical Edom

    05/31/2011 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Palter · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Archaeology ^ | 31 May 2011 | Dan McLerran
    A team of archaeologists and others will return to a site southeast of the Dead Sea in late September, 2011 to continue investigations of what is now considered to be one of the largest copper mines of the ancient Middle East. Among other things, scientists hope to be able to identify the ethnicity or nationality of the people who actually controlled the mining and smelting operation during the 10th century B.C.E., the time period when, based on the Biblical accounts, scholars have traditionally dated the kingdom of Edom, as well as that of David and Solomon of ancient Israel. The...
  • UCSD professor reveals evidence about King Solomon's mines

    11/25/2010 8:49:58 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies · 2+ views
    sandiegonewsroom ^ | 23 Nov 2010 | Claire Harlin
    LA JOLLA — The existence of King Solomon has been a topic of debate and intrigue for countless treasure-seekers and researchers, and an anthropologist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has uncovered evidence suggesting that the ancient king’s splendid, copper- and gold-adorned palaces — as described in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) — may very well have existed. Thomas Levy, a UCSD professor of anthropology and Judaic studies, has pioneered three highly sophisticated digging excavations in an area called Khirbat en-Nahas, located in southern Jordan, attracting the attention of NOVA/National Geographic Television, which sent a crew to Jordan...
  • 'Ark' revelation: Can they dig it? (Ark of the Covenant announcement 8 AM eastern)

    06/26/2009 4:19:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 206 replies · 10,623+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 25, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Bible buzz begins as hunters wait to view Ten Commandments box Ark hunters and Bible enthusiasts are buzzing about a report that the Ark of the Covenant, the ancient container that holds the Ten Commandments, is expected to be unveiled in Rome today. As WND reported, the patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world the unveiling of the Ark, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the Italian news agency Adnkronos. Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this...
  • Archaeologists find Queen of Sheba's palace at Axum, Ethiopia

    05/08/2008 6:33:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 45 replies · 1,453+ views
    Hamburg - Archaeologists believe they have found the Queen of Sheba's palace at Axum, Ethiopia and an altar which held the most precious treasure of ancient Judaism, the Ark of the Covenant, the University of Hamburg said Wednesday. Scientists from the German city made the startling find during their spring excavation of the site over the past three months. The Ethiopian queen was the bride of King Solomon of Israel in the 10th century before the Christian era. The royal match is among the memorable events in the Bible. Ethiopian tradition claims the Ark, which allegedly contained Moses' stone...
  • Everyone looks for Solomon, but we need David By Tom Panion

    01/19/2008 12:54:40 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 10 replies · 103+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 19 January 2008 | Tom Panion
    January 19, 2008 Everyone looks for Solomon, but we need David By Tom Panion In this election year, people are swayed by emotion. They know what they want. They will tell anyone willing to listen what they want. But what do we need? I'm like everyone else. I want things and I want situations to be such that I can have them. And I mean everything that I want. Not just material things, though we all want those too. World peace, prosperity and an era of good feeling... Who wouldn't take those? I want people to like our country and...
  • Excavations in Kfar Kana [Israel] reveal settlements from time of King Solomon and Roman period

    03/15/2006 10:56:50 PM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 379+ views
    Excavations in Kfar Kana reveal settlements from time of King Solomon and Roman period 13 Mar 2006New excavations reveal findings from the Jewish settlement of “Kana of the Galilee” dating from the Roman period. Excavating one of 11 storage jars (Israel Antiquities Authority)Salvage excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Kfar Kana (north of Nazareth), have uncovered remains of a settlement that existed at the time of the United Kingdom of King Solomon and the Kingdom of Israel (following the split between Israel and Judah, from the 10-9th centuries BCE). During the course of the excavations, a section of...
  • Kings David & Solomon Were Muslims

    11/21/2005 5:31:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 160 replies · 3,403+ views
    IMRA ^ | 11-21-05
    MEMRI: Jordanian Prof/Terrorist on Saudi Al-Majd TV: Kings David & Solomon Were Muslims Special Dispatch - Saudi Arabia/Antisemitism Documentation Project November 22, 2005 No. 1030 Jordanian Professor/Terrorist on Saudi Al-Majd TV Says Kings David & Solomon Were Muslims Who Today Would Have Fought Israel, Supports Leading Holocaust Denier On November 13, 2005, Saudi Al-Majd TV aired an interview with Jordanian lecturer on religious law Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nawfal. In the interview, Nawfal discussed Armageddon and quoted Roger Garoudy. Sheikh Dr. Nawfal is a lecturer at the Shari'a Faculty of the University of Jordan, and was associated with Sheikh 'Abdallah 'Azzam,...
  • Biblical King Solomon Treasure Turns Out to Be Fake

    12/24/2004 4:46:11 AM PST · by foolscap · 4 replies · 641+ views
    www.reuters.com ^ | Fri Dec 24, 2004 | Reuters
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A tiny ivory pomegranate once believed to be the only relic of King Solomon's biblical era Jewish Temple turns out not to be an artifact from the holy shrine, the Israel Museum said on Friday. Israeli experts have determined the thumb-sized object is a lot older than believed, dating to the 13th or 14th Century BC, rather than to the 8th Century BC, which scholars say was around the time of Solomon. Israeli archaeologists had authenticated the item in 1988, believing it had been smuggled out of Israel nine years earlier. The museum bought it for more...
  • Prayer Vigil for Terri Schiavo

    10/22/2003 6:03:47 AM PDT · by hardhead · 2 replies · 131+ views
    Terri is not out of danger yet. Those who don't believe will say that Jeb's intervention was his and not HIS. We know different.
  • A stone tablet could be a relic of King Solomon's temple--or a clever forgery

    04/29/2003 6:54:23 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies · 687+ views
    US News and World Report (Online) ^ | Science & Technology 5/5/03 | By Betsy Carpenter
    Science & Technology 5/5/03 Article of Faith A stone tablet could be a relic of King Solomon's temple--or a clever forgery By Betsy Carpenter Solomon's Temple was the glory of Jerusalem after its completion in the 10th century B.C. Fronted by colossal bronze columns, it was said to be built of hewn limestone. The nave was lined with fragrant cedar and held a massive golden table and altar. In an inner sanctuary guarded by gilded olive-wood doors, even the walls glistened with gold. The sole remaining testimony to this wondrous temple is the biblical account--and now, perhaps, a dark slab...
  • Excavations Strengthen Dating To Kings David & Solomon

    04/16/2003 8:23:06 AM PDT · by yonif · 15 replies · 757+ views
    Israel National News ^ | April 16, 2003
    A new, laboratory-based affirmation of the existence of a united Israelite monarchy headed by kings David and Solomon in the 10th century BCE has been revealed as the result of excavations carried out by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archeology. So reports the Jewish Agenda. The findings have particular significance in view of the debate existing among archaeologists as to the authenticity of the Biblical account of the two kings and the period and extent of their reign. The late famed Hebrew University archaeologist Prof.Yigal Yadin argued more than 40 years ago that a series of monumental structures...
  • A judgment about Solomon Evidence supports Hebrew kingdoms in biblical times

    04/13/2003 12:08:42 PM PDT · by green team 1999 · 12 replies · 895+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | april-11-2003 | David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor
    <p>Deep in the ruins of a Hebrew town sacked nearly 3,000 years ago by an Egyptian Pharaoh, scientists say they have discovered new evidence for the real-life existence of the Bible's legendary kingdoms of David and Solomon.</p> <p>The evidence refutes recent claims by other researchers who insist that the biblical monarchs were merely mythic characters, created by scholars and scribes of antiquity who made up the tales long after the events to buttress their own morality lessons.</p>
  • ARCHAEOLOGY: Dates Boost Conventional Wisdom About Solomon's Splendor

    04/11/2003 6:13:20 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 17 replies · 1,245+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2003-04-11 | Constance Holden
    Carbon-14 dates from Israel may help settle a scholarly debate that has raged over the past decade: whether David and his son Solomon, founders of the ancient kingdom of Israel, were the larger-than-life nation builders the Bible describes or largely mythical figures, as some recent historians have claimed. The new dates from Tel Rehov, a major Iron Age site in northern Israel, favor the traditional view that King Solomon was both real and powerful. "The implications are enormous for recreating the history of ancient Israel," says archaeologist Lawrence Stager of Harvard University. Researchers led by Amihai Mazar of the Hebrew...
  • 'Biblical Temple' tablet found

    01/14/2003 6:38:37 PM PST · by Walkin Man · 41 replies · 377+ views
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday, 14 January, 2003, 03:41 GMT
    Tuesday, 14 January, 2003, 03:41 GMT 'Biblical Temple' tablet foundIsraeli geologists say a purportedly ancient stone tablet detailing repair plans for the Jewish Temple of King Solomon is genuine, an Israeli newspaper has reported. The fragment is said to date from the period of the Jewish King Joash, who ruled the area 2,800 years ago. If officially authenticated, the find would be the first piece of physical evidence backing up biblical texts. It could also intensify competing claims to the site in Jerusalem's Old City, where the stone is said to have been found, which go to the heart of...