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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 11:23AM #1
rocketjsquirell
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History confirmed once again. I wonder why the Arab Palestinians and the Arab apologists still reject history. Anyone?

Hebrew U discovery reshapes understanding of Temple
By MELANIE LIDMAN
05/08/2012 17:19
Discovery of three small shrines have revealed use of ancient architectural consistent with Solomon's Temple

A Hebrew University archeologist has discovered artifacts from a 3,000 year old community that have created a new understanding of how Solomon’s Temple was built, the university announced on Monday. Professor Yosef Garfinkel, the Yigal Yadin Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, revealed models of items excavated in Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified city in the Valley of Elah, about 30 km southwest of Jerusalem.

The religious community, which Garfinkel believes was Jewish based on the lack of pig bones and graven images, kept small shrines in rooms of three buildings. The small ritual objects are box-like in shape and made from basalt stone or clay. The shrines predate King Solomon’s Temple by at least 30 years, but utilize important architectural designs written in the Torah that describe how the Temple should be constructed.
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full article:
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?...

and

Evidence of Canaanite Jewish Rituals in Reign of King David
An archaeologist finds spectacular evidence confirming the reign of King David and that non-Jews believed in one Creator.

full article:
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.asp...
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2 years ago  ::  May 10, 2012 - 3:39AM #2
NahumS
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Thanks for the post - but I don't think that there is any indication that these people were non-Jews. The article states that the absence of pig bones and lack of images shows that the worship was different from that of the Philistines and Canaanites - in other words, it seems that they were Israelites although there is no other proof. They may have been non-Israelite monotheists - but there is no proof of that either.

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