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  • Billionaire Pastor Unveils $300 Million Temple of Solomon Church Replica in Brazil

    08/08/2014 9:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/08/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    A Brazilian billionaire preacher inaugurated a massive church building in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week, designed to be a $300 million replica of the original Temple of Solomon, as noted in the Bible's Old Testament. The temple, which takes over an entire city block, is an 11-story building twice the size of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, and is complete with stone from Israel and a helipad for its founder's, Edir Macedo, convenience. "This temple is not about a denominational project, but something so glorious and spiritual that transcends reason itself," said Macedo, according to...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    02/15/2014 10:01:07 AM PST · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 15 (NKJV)01 A soft answer turns away wrath, 00 But a harsh word stirs up anger. 02; The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, 00 But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. 03 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, 00 Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 04 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, 00 But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 05 A fool despises his father's instruction, 00 But he who receives correction is prudent. 06 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, 00 But in...
  • 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...
  • "I sleep, but my heart is awake"

    12/28/2013 7:30:53 PM PST · by Phinneous · 1 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | About 2800 years ago | King Solomon!
    In honor of the 201st anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, Rabbi Shneur Zalman, ZT'L, I'm posting one of the melodies he composed and was wont to sing. If your more used to R&B, country, or rock, it may sound strange at first... The verse is from Song of Songs 5:2 "I sleep, but my heart is awake. Hark! My beloved is knocking: Open for me, my sister, my beloved, my dove, my perfect one, [for my head is full of dew, my locks with the drops of the night."]
  • 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...
  • Ancient Inscription From King Solomon's Time Unearthed

    07/12/2013 9:50:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    LiveScience ^ | July 10, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    A shard of pottery unearthed near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem bears an inscription that dates to the 10th century B.C. The inscription is the oldest alphabetic text found in Jerusalem and predates the earliest found Hebrew inscription in the region by 250 years. The enigmatic letters, which wrap around the top of a neck-less ceramic jar, were written around the time of King David or King Solomon's reign in an early form of Canaanite, not Hebrew. As a result, archaeologists believe a Jebusite or some other non-Israelite tribe member wrote the inscription... The pottery was found underneath the second...
  • On Abortion and the Wisdom of Solomon ~ Vanity

    07/09/2013 1:35:07 PM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies
    So on another thread I brought up the point that one of the reason abortion is so pervasive is because it "outsources" the deed of infanticide to a "professional fetal hitman" known as an abortion doctor. We all know the story of Solomon, where the two ladies laid claim to the same toddler and Solomon said that he would cut the baby in half and give one half to each lady and only the true mother would say "Don't do that, give it to the other lady". Solomon wasn't actually going to cleave the baby in half, but he knew...
  • Tsumani hits Solomon Islands reportedly killing 5

    02/06/2013 9:34:29 AM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-6-2013
    A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 5 feet that killed at least 5 people, a hospital official says, while the death toll is feared to rise as officials inspect dozens of damaged homes. Authorities on Wednesday canceled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts. Solomons officials reported two 1.5-meter (4 foot, 11 inch) waves hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island, damaging between 70 and 80 homes and properties, said George Herming, a spokesman for the prime minister. Many villagers of the South Pacific island chain had headed to higher...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Solomon and Sheba" (1959)

    01/27/2013 12:04:53 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | King Vidor
    Today's feature is director King Vidor's final film "Solomon and Sheba". It's not the most accurate Biblical epic made but it does make a great vehicle for the gorgeous Gina Lollobrigida(of whom I am a big fan) back in her prime. Interestingly enough, Solomon was originally played by Tyrone Power but he died during filming and Yul Brynner replaced him. Supposedly, Power's footage appears in some scenes though I do not know which one. As with all Hollywood Bible pics, enjoy but read the book also-1 Kings 10:1-13 and 2 Chronicles 9:1-12
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Archaeologists: Israeli artifacts support Solomon’s Temple

    05/12/2012 10:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 05/12/2012 | MICHELE CHABIN - Religion News Service
    JERUSALEM -- Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of artifacts dating back to the time of the biblical King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon’s Temple found in the Book of Kings. Hebrew University archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel said the find “is extraordinary” first because it marks the first time that shrines from the time of the early Israelite kings were found. In addition, two small, well-preserved models discovered in the excavations closely resemble elements described in the Bible. The multiyear excavations took place at Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified city about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem, adjacent...
  • Another Goldman swindler exposed & How might Solomon advise to the GOP on Romney?

    03/24/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 3 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 3/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The Big story this weekend is that “a congressional committee is investigating how $1.6 billion in customer funds went missing from bankrupt brokerage MF Global said Friday that it’s found evidence that then-CEO Jon Corzine directed a senior executive to use $200 million of clients’ money.” It’s such a shame to see the former Governor getting probed like this. I thought Dems were not subject to financial and accounting laws because they created the laws for us. All Corzine needs to do is go before the judge and jury, then tell them they are stupid and he knows better. He...
  • Is Israel losing Temple Mount war?

    02/25/2012 10:14:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 3+ views
    Ynet ^ | February 25, 2012 | Amir Shoan
    Ynetnews special: Why is Israeli government covering up Muslim effort to erase any trace of Jewish history on Temple Mount? Archeology expert: Excavations barbaric, a crime. Ira Pasternack couldn't believe his eyes. The tractor's huge blade was lifted high up and then brought down with great force, shattering the ancient floors on Temple Mount. The large clods of earth exposed by the work were cast aside by the mustachioed driver. Yet even an amateur archeologist could spot the priceless remnants of Jewish, Christian and Muslim history being cast away. A few hours earlier, on a steaming July day in 2007,...
  • Man gets 100 years for killing estranged wife, their unborn son

    10/05/2011 2:13:06 PM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/05/11 | DAN ROZEK
    A former U.S. Navy recruiter who stabbed his pregnant wife to death in front of her 4-year-old daughter on the child’s birthday was sentenced Wednesday to 100 years in prison. DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced Eric Gilford to 50 years in prison for the first-degree murder of his estranged wife, 34-year-old Kristine Courtney Gilford, who was about 20 weeks pregnant with their son when she was killed on May 26, 2010. Creswell gave Gilford another 50 years in prison for intentional homicide of an unborn child, and ordered the sentences to be served consecutively, meaning Gilford would have to...
  • 1 Kings 3:1-3:14, Verses for Gaining Wisdom and Understanding

    09/13/2011 3:12:54 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 4 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Sept. 13th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Solomon requested wisdom and understanding. His humble, selfless request set him apart from leaders in his day and ours. Imagine, the Lord God offered Solomon anything he wanted. The thing that seemed to weigh heaviest on Solomon's mind was his lack of wisdom and understanding to rule God's people correctly.
  • Shakespeare, Aesop, or King James? Which of the following phrases are from the K J Version? posted

    07/29/2011 7:31:14 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 29 replies
    1 "There is method to my madness." 2 "Love is strong as death." 3 "In the twinkling of an eye." 4 "A plague on both your houses." 5 "Gave up the ghost." 6 "We turn not older with years, but newer every day." 7 "The wisdom of Solomon." 8 "As pure as the driven snow." 9 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." 10 "O ye of little faith." 11 "A cloud of witnesses." 12 "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." 13 "In the end,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Administration targets a drug CEO in a troubling precedent.

    05/03/2011 8:05:16 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-2-11 | Kathleen Spitzer
    HHS this month sent a letter to 83-year-old Forest Labs CEO Howard Solomon, announcing it would henceforth refuse to do business with him. What earned Mr. Solomon the blackball? Well, nothing that he did—as admitted even by HHS. In any case, the federal complaint contained no suggestion that Mr. Solomon was involved with, or even aware of, misconduct. And the question of his continued leadership was never part of the plea deal. Only after a federal court ratified the deal in March did HHS drop its intent-to-ban bomb. Mrs. Sebelius unearthed a dusty provision in the Social Security Act that...
  • 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...
  • David and Solomon

    11/15/2010 8:25:23 AM PST · by Palter · 9 replies
    National Geographic Magazine ^ | December 2010 | Robert Draper
    Kings of Controversy Was the Kingdom of David and Solomon a glorious empire—or just a little cow town? It depends on which archaeologist you ask. The woman sitting on a bench in the Old City of Jerusalem, round-faced and bundled up against the autumn chill, chews on an apple while studying the building that has brought her both fame and aggravation. It doesn't really look like a building—just some low stone walls abutting an ancient terraced retaining wall 60 feet high. But because the woman is an archaeologist, and because this is her discovery, her eyes see what others might...
  • 7.1 Quake hits Solomon Islands

    04/11/2010 5:32:07 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies · 709+ views
    ADELAIDE, Australia — A powerful earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday, but a monitoring agency said a tsunami was not expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.1-magnitude quake hit southwest of the island chain's Kira Kira island in the South Pacific. The temblor's epicenter was about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Honiara. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a destructive wave is not expected. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
  • Ancient crypt discovered [ Yemen ]

    03/07/2010 7:10:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies · 186+ views
    Yemen Observer ^ | Sunday, March 7, 2010 | Iscander al-Mamari
    Tucked away in Ans directorate of Dhamar governorate, a local stumbled across an ancient crypt within a known archaeological area, while digging a well for drinking water. According to preliminary examinations, the crypt extends anywhere between 150 and 180 meters in length and reaches over 9 meters in height. Police in Dhamar governorate confirmed that the name of the local who stumbled across this magnificent find is Anwar Abdu-Rabbuh al-Kooli. Upon finding the crypt buried in the ground, al-Kooli reported the site to the local authorities. The police then secured the site to prevent any further tampering or access to...
  • 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...
  • Mummy of Egyptian queen Hatshepsut may have been found (in a humble tomb in the Valley of the Kings)

    06/25/2007 8:05:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,521+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/07 | Jonathan Wright
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptologists think they have identified with certainty the mummy of Hatshepsut, the most famous queen to rule ancient Egypt, found in a humble tomb in the Valley of the Kings, an archaeologist said on Monday. Egypt's chief archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, will hold a news conference in Cairo on Wednesday. The Discovery Channel said he would announce what it called the most important find in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamun. The archaeologist, who asked not to be named, said the candidate for identification as the mummy of Hatshepsut was one of two...
  • Sail Like An Egyptian

    03/10/2009 1:36:39 PM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 853+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 09 Mar 2009 | Jeremy Hsu
    It turns out the oldest seafaring ships ever found actually work An archaeologist who examined remnants of the oldest-known seafaring ships has now put ancient Egyptian technology to the test. She teamed up with a naval architect, modern shipwrights and an on-site Egyptian archaeologist to build a replica 3,800-year-old ship for a Red Sea trial run this past December. The voyage was meant to retrace an ancient voyage that the female pharaoh Hatsheput sponsored to a place which ancient Egyptians called God's land, or Punt. Ship planks and oar blades discovered in 2006 at the caves of Wadi Gawasis provided...
  • Sailing into antiquity: BU archeologist unearths clues about ancient Egypt's sea trade

    01/14/2010 7:20:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 466+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Monday, January 11, 2010 | Colin Nickerson
    ...Boston University archeologist Kathryn Bard and her colleagues are uncovering the oldest remnants of seagoing ships and other relics linked to exotic trade with a mysterious Red Sea realm called Punt... the team led by Bard and an Italian archeologist, Rodolfo Fattovich, started uncovering maritime storerooms in 2004, putting hard timber and rugged rigging to the notion of pharaonic deepwater prowess. In the most recent discovery, on Dec. 29, they located the eighth in a series of lost chambers at Wadi Gawasis after shoveling through cubic meters of rock rubble and wind-blown sand... The reconnaissance of the room and its...
  • Solomon & Sheba, Inc. -- New inscription confirms trade relations between "towns of Judah" and...

    01/24/2010 3:50:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 624+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | January/February 2010 | Andre Lemaire
    Southern Arabia is 1,200 miles south of Israel. Naturally, skepticism about the reality of trade between South Arabia and Israel in ancient times seems justified. Yet the Bible documents this trade quite extensively -- most famously in the supposed affair between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. And the land of Sheba is referred to two dozen times in the Hebrew Bible. Without addressing the historicity of the personal relations between Solomon and the queen of this South Arabian kingdom (or queendom?), I think it can be shown that the international trade between Judah and southern Arabia very probably...
  • 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...
  • Carbon 14 -- The Solution to Dating David and Solomon?

    08/01/2009 6:58:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 724+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | May/Jun 2009 BAR 35:03 | Lily Singer-Avitz
    According to the so-called high chronology, the transition occurred around 1000 or 980 B.C.E. It is generally recognized that David conquered Jerusalem in about 1000 B.C.E. According to the low chronology, the transition to Iron Age IIa occurred around 920-900 B.C.E. Other opinions place the transition somewhere between the two -- in about 950 B.C. The date is important because the date you choose will determine whether David and Solomon reigned in the archaeologically poor and archaeologically poorly documented Iron I or in the comparatively rich and richly documented Iron IIa. However, the differences in data between the various schools...
  • 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...
  • WashTimes: Republican Party policy Draft Rips Bush's "Socialist" Bailouts (Glory Alleluia)

    12/30/2008 8:30:32 AM PST · by quesney · 121 replies · 3,036+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Ralph Zallow
    A group of Republican leaders including the vice-chair of the Republican National Committee say they will try in January to pass a resolution accusing President George Bush and congressional Republican leaders of embracing "socialist" policies. Pretty blunt. (having some trouble accessing the website since it was put up on Drudge Report)
  • Solomon's Response [Devotional]

    12/29/2008 4:10:39 AM PST · by tenger · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | December 29, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you"...Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours? 2 Chronicles 1:7,10 This is truly an amazing passage of Scripture. It gives us great insight into how God thinks. Solomon could have asked for anything at all. Granted, he was king over Israel and he could have commanded any material or societal whim he desired. But he had all of that. He wanted something that was lasting and meaningful....
  • John Solomon appointed Executive Editor of WASHINGTON TIMES (Former AP/Washington Post Reporter)

    01/14/2008 7:31:02 PM PST · by MamaLucci · 12 replies · 196+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/080 | Drudge
    Mon Jan 14 2007 14:24:11 ET WASHINGTON, DC - The Washington Times today announced the appointment of John F. Solomon as executive editor to succeed Wesley Pruden, who is retiring after 25 years in The Washington Times newsroom. Solomon brings to the newsroom's leadership over two decades of journalism experience, with a strong background in investigative reporting and managing interactive digital content. "John Solomon's appointment is a great step forward for The Washington Times, and is good news for our readers, staff and advertisers," said Thomas P. McDevitt, president of The Washington Times. "He is a working journalist, innovative manager,...