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  • Gem Engraved with Goddess' Image Found Near King Herod's Mausoleum

    03/18/2015 4:18:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    LiveScience ^ | March 17, 2015 | Owen Jarus
    A translucent orange gem engraved with an image of a goddess of hunting has been found near a mausoleum built by Herod the Great, the king of Judea who ruled not long before the time of Jesus. The carnelian gem shows the goddess Diana (or her Greek equivalent, Artemis) with a sumptuously detailed hairstyle and wearing a sleeveless dress, with a quiver behind her left shoulder and the end of a bow protruding from her right shoulder. Both Diana and Artemis were goddesses of hunting and childbirth. An iron ring that may have held the gem was found nearby. Researchers...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Entryway to King Herod's Palace

    12/22/2014 4:13:15 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 19, 2014 | Alan Boyle
    Workers stand near the newly uncovered monumental entryway to the Herodian Palace in Herodium National Park, outside of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The entry, at right, is a corridor with a complex system of arches on three separate levels. The arches buttressed the corridor's massive side walls, allowing the king and his entourage direct passage into the palace courtyard. Israeli archaeologists are showing off the monumental, many-arched corridor that led to Herod the Great's hilltop palace near Jerusalem in the first century. The corridor in the ancient fortress of Herodium, about 7 miles (12 kilometers) south of Jerusalem,...
  • King Herod's Tomb a Mystery Yet Again

    10/19/2013 6:37:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    LiveScience ^ | October 16, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    Documents from the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus suggest Herod was buried at the Herodium, laid out on a gold bed draped with opulent fabrics, and thronged by the entire army and a massive funerary procession, said Joseph Patrich, an archaeologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. But Herod's exact burial place remained a mystery for thousands of years. Then, in 2007, archaeologist Ehud Netzer announced he had discovered the king's final resting place. The tomb was a 32-by-32-foot (10 by 10 meters) building with a pointy roof and three coffins. One of these coffins, an intricately carved red stone, was...
  • Israel Museum to Exhibit Reconstructed Tomb in World's First Exhibition on Biblical King Herod

    01/16/2013 9:00:56 AM PST · by marshmallow
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/13 | AP
    JERUSALEM – Israel's national museum said Tuesday it will open what it calls the world's first exhibition devoted to the architectural legacy of biblical King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago.
  • Massacre of the Innocents [Steyn]

    12/22/2012 8:05:06 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2012 | Mark Steyn
    The Newtown killings ought to occasion a little modesty and circumspection. ‘Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, by by, lully, lullay . . . ” The 16th-century Coventry Carol, a mother’s lament for her lost son, is the only song of the season about the other children of Christmas — the first-born of Bethlehem, slaughtered on Herod’s orders after the Magi brought him the not-so-glad tidings that an infant of that city would grow up to be King of the Jews. As Matthew tells it, even in a story of miraculous birth, in the midst of life is death. The Massacre...
  • Finding King Herod's Tomb

    08/02/2009 6:17:08 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 1,827+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | July 2009 | Barbara Kreiger
    After a 35-year search, an Israeli archaeologist is certain he has solved the mystery of the biblical figureÂ’s final resting place Shielding my eyes from the glare of the morning sun, I look toward the horizon and the small mountain that is my destination: Herodium, site of the fortified palace of King Herod the Great. I'm about seven miles south of Jerusalem, not far from the birthplace of the biblical prophet Amos, who declared: "Let justice stream forth like water." Herod's reign over Judea from 37 to 4 B.C. is not remembered for justice but for its indiscriminate cruelty. His...
  • Obama White House Urges Tax-Funded Abortion-on-Demand in D.C.

    05/08/2009 8:21:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 191 replies · 7,029+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - President Obama's budget recommendations unveiled yesterday are being criticized by the National Right to Life Committee for recommending the re-introduction of taxpayer-funded abortion in Washington, D.C. The White House submission urges the House and Senate to repeal a law known as the Dornan Amendment that prevents tax-funded abortion, except for cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother's life, in the District of Columbia for several years. Because Congress holds legislative authority over the District of Columbia, the district's budget must be appropriated by Congress through an annual appropriations bill. The White...
  • Israeli archaeologists unearth Herod family tombs

    11/19/2008 4:43:06 PM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 628+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 19, 2008 | Allyn Fisher-Ilan
    BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (Reuters) – An Israeli archaeologist said on Wednesday he had unearthed what he believed were the 2,000-year-old remains of two tombs which had held a wife and daughter-in-law of the biblical King Herod. Other findings announced by Ehud Netzer of Jerusalem's Hebrew University provided new evidence of the lavish lifestyle of the Roman-era monarch also known as the "King of the Jews." Herod, a Roman-anointed king who ruled Judea from 37 BC until his death in 4 BC, has a special place in biblical history. Herod rebuilt the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, making him a focus...
  • King Herod Revealed: The Holy Land's visionary builder

    11/19/2008 4:55:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 759+ views
    National Geographic ^ | December 2008 | Tom Meuller
    Herod was born in 73 B.C. and grew up in Judaea, a kingdom in the heart of ancient Palestine that was torn by civil war and caught between powerful enemies. The Hasmonaean monarchy that had ruled Judaea for 70 years was split by a vicious fight for the throne between two princely brothers, Hyrcanus II and Aristobulus II. The kingdom was in turn caught in a larger geopolitical struggle between the Roman legions to the north and west, and the Parthians, historic enemies of Rome, to the east. Herod's father, the chief adviser to Hyrcanus and a gifted general, threw...
  • Giuliani Plans to Publicly Embrace Abortion Rights [Rudy declares war on conservatism]

    05/09/2007 7:17:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 455 replies · 10,001+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2007 | By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MARC SANTORA
    After months of giving ambiguous signals on abortion, Rudolph W. Giuliani is planning to offer a forthright affirmation of his support for abortion rights in public forums, television appearances and interviews in the coming days, despite potential consequences among some conservative voters already wary of his views, aides said yesterday. At the same time, Mr. Giuliani’s campaign — seeking to accomplish the unusual task of persuading the Republican Party to nominate an abortion rights supporter as its presidential candidate — is eyeing a path to the nomination that would try to de-emphasize the early states in which abortion opponents wield...
  • Pious Fantasy and the Liberty of the Believer

    01/01/2004 5:08:21 AM PST · by Desdemona · 9 replies · 136+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 12/31/2003 | Mark Shea
    Pious Fantasy and the Liberty of the Believer 12/31/2003 Once upon a time, on the Internet, someone from an Eastern Orthodox background posted a little note concerning the Feast of the Holy Innocents. According to this post there is apparently an old Orthodox tradition that the number of those slain by Herod was 14,000 — a rather steep number for a tiny village like Bethlehem. In This Article... Pious Fantasy! Fuddled Critics Getting Past Cartoon Thinking The Church Rejoices in Storytellers The Balance of the Church Today's Holy Innocents Pious Fantasy! Someone else then wrote in and asked where the...