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  • Israeli Archaeologists Find Ancient Artifacts from the Time of Ezra, Nehemiah

    07/07/2020 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | June 30, 2020 | Emily Jones
    Excavators uncovered a seal and a bullae -- a seal impression use to sign documents or containers during ancient times -- in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation of the City of David in Jerusalem. These two artifacts were found next to the rubble of a structure that was destroyed during the 6th century BC by the Babylonians... The researchers said the finding was very rare and reveals just how badly Jerusalem was damaged during the Babylonian destruction. "The finding of the stamp and seal impression in the City of David indicates that despite the city's dire situation after the destruction,...
  • Op-Ed: Anyone Who Claims Cancel Culture Is Real Is A Bigot Who Should Lose His Job (SATIRE)

    07/06/2020 12:04:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | July 6th, 2020 | Garth Strudlefudd
    There is a blight on this country, and it is right-wingers slandering progressives by claiming that we’re intolerant and unreasonable with this made-up thing they call “cancel culture.” Why would people express such enmity toward the American left, people who are all about compassion and caring for others? Obviously the only explanation is that the people spreading this “cancel culture” lie are horrible bigots who need to be cast out of society. There could be people right now -- working at a store, sitting in an office, maybe living in your own household -- who are a part of this...
  • Praise For the Ruin of the City! … Isaiah Apocalypse pt 4

    04/21/2020 9:15:32 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    billrandles.wordpress ^ | 04-21-20 | Bill Randles
    O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built. Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee. For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat,...
  • The Fall Of The City Of Confusion...Isaiah's apocalypse pt 2

    Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh. The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the...
  • CNN's Ratings Collapse As Coronavirus Fears Empty American Airports

    03/13/2020 11:42:35 PM PDT · by metmom · 37 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 13, 2020
    U.S.—CNN's ratings have somehow tanked even worse than they previously had as Americans began to quarantine themselves and stopped taking commercial flights, emptying American airports and robbing the cable channel of its captive audience. While CNN is usually able to claim millions of captive viewers every day, their audience dropped to almost nothing overnight. With airports completely devoid of weary travelers with dead smartphones and nothing to look at but CNN, the core of the channel's audience has disappeared overnight. Screens at airports across the country continued to play CNN to empty airports, creating a spooky, dystopian atmosphere as hosts...
  • [SATIRE] Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally

    01/20/2020 10:55:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 1-20-2020 | Staff
    [SATIRE] U.S.—Somber members of the press offered their thoughts and prayers that someone would start some violence at the gun rights rally in Virginia today. Reporters expressed their grief and condolences as the violence they hyped has so far failed to materialize. "Nobody has so much as fired a shot. This is an unbelievable tragedy," said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter, clearly caught up in the anguish of the moment. "It's tragic that we live in a country where reporters who are just minding their own business trying to push a narrative can have everything ripped away from them in an...
  • Controversial Cuneiform Tablets Tell Tales of Security Dogs and a Lost City

    01/08/2020 12:29:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.ancient-origins.net ^ | 8 January, 2020 - 16:58 | Ashley Cowie
    An archaeologist has admitted that around 1,400 cuneiform tablets might have been stolen from Irisagrig, a 4,000-year-old lost Sumerian city in modern day Iraq. While the robbers obviously know the location of the ancient city, the authorities don’t! In a Live Science article we learn that ‘only looters have the location’ of this ancient city and perplexed archaeologists said this haul of newly examined tablets describes not only the palace of Irisagrig and the animals kept on the grounds, including lions and dogs; but that they also detail a festival held in a temple dedicated to a god of mischief....
  • Iraq’s ancient city of Babylon gets long-overdue international recognition

    01/04/2020 10:55:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Middle East Institute ^ | Sep 2019 | Hadani Ditmars
    Babylon has seen it all. From its peak as the Neo-Babylonian capital under King Nebuchadnezzar through its heavy-handed 1987 reconstruction by Saddam Hussein to its post-invasion demise when American and Polish troops ran roughshod over its ruins and ISIS threatened its very existence, the ancient city has witnessed empires come and go. The 2500-acre site, 50 miles south of Baghdad, comprises both the ruins of the ancient city as well as surrounding villages and agricultural areas. Between 626 and 539 BCE, the city was the capital of the Neo-Babylonian empire and the largest metropolis in the world. It was here...
  • 3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example..[tr]

    11/27/2019 1:49:22 PM PST · by TomServo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/2019 | By Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    A scholar at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has suggested that the "earliest ever example of fake news" exists in a 3,000-year-old Babylonian tablet that describes the story of Noah and the Ark, widely believed to be the inspiration for the Biblical story.
  • King Nebuchadnezzar And Why He Is The Focus Of Kanye West's Upcoming Opera

    11/18/2019 12:10:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2019 | Chris Lambert
    On Sunday, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce an opera. It’s titled, “Nebuchadnezzar” and will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl on November 24th, at 4pm. The announcement notes, “Music with Sunday Service, Peter Collins & Infinities Song*” As of right now, we don’t know what this opera will entail. The most obvious question some may have, though, is: why Nebuchadnezzar? Overall, one macro takeaway from the story of Nebuchadnezzar is this: you may not think God had anything to do with your success until one day you realize God had everything to do with your success. After the...
  • Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

    11/18/2019 6:29:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | November 16, 2019 | Maria Goody, Scott Simon, and Peter Brewlow
    What did a meal taste like nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia? Pretty good, according to a team of international scholars who have deciphered and are re-creating what are considered to be the world's oldest-known culinary recipes. The recipes were inscribed on ancient Babylonian tablets that researchers have known about since early in the 20th century but that were not properly translated until the end of the century.
  • The Nabonidus Inscription at Sela: Investigating a Neo-Babylonian inscription in modern Jordan

    11/06/2019 11:33:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | October 28, 2019 | Megan Sauter
    The only way to enter the mountain fortress of Sela, Jordan, is to climb the staircase cut into a natural cleft in the rock on its eastern side. Photo: © Sela Archaeological Project (2015).
  • Ancient Babylonian 'Omen' Has Helped Scientists Verify Timing of an Epic Solar Storm

    10/21/2019 7:03:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 19 OCT 2019 | MIKE MCRAE
    More than 2,600 years ago, strange red clouds over Mesopotamia drew the attention of soothsayers across the land. Their royal reports have now helped confine the date of a severe solar storm that washed over the planet. Based on readings of carbon isotopes trapped in tree rings deposited around that time, astronomers already suspected there was a period of intense solar activity around the middle of the 7th century BC... And it seemed like it had pretty far-ranging effects. Earlier in the year, geologists reported similar signs of a storm from around this period in traces of radioactive particles buried...
  • What Should You Wear To Church? A Handy Guide For Each Denomination

    10/20/2019 6:56:07 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 138 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 10/17/19 | The Babylon Bee
    Whether you’re visiting your parents’ stuffy old Baptist church or piling into the family minivan because the kids are begging to ride the roller coaster at the sleek new megachurch down the street, the age-old question persists: what should you wear? Wonder no longer, good and faithful servant. We sent a team of Babylon Bee agents to over two thousand churches, big and small, new and old, all across the land to research customs, dress codes, fashion do’s and fashion don’ts. This exhaustively researched article is the result, and it’s absolutely packed with helpful fashion tips. Bookmark this page and...
  • MSNBC Admits They Make Up All Stories About Trump Using Book Of Mad Libs

    08/30/2019 12:04:07 AM PDT · by Norski · 17 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 29, 2019 | Staff
    NEW YORK, NY—After Lawrence O'Donnell admitted to publishing a sensational, world-altering, but also totally fake story about Trump's finances and Russia, MSNBC confessed that it simply makes up all its reports about Trump using the patented Mad Libs system of making up random words and sticking them in blanks in pre-written sentences. The station's reporters sit around a conference table with a big Mad Libs story displayed on a large sheet of paper or whiteboard. Then they all take turns shouting out funny verbs, adjectives, people, places, and adverbs in order to make up a story about Donald Trump to...
  • CNN and 586 BC: More evidence of the Bible’s historicity

    08/26/2019 8:57:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2019 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    In Jeremiah 15, God tells the prophet that “I will make [Jerusalem] an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth because of what Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, did in Jerusalem.” Can you imagine God saying that He’s going to make you “an object of horror”? Well, as God does, He kept His word. The wealth of Jerusalem’s inhabitants was given as plunder to invaders, only after they were starved, put to the sword, or enslaved. Of course, passages like this one, in which God “speaks,” are rarely taken seriously, much less historically, in academic...
  • Finds in Jerusalem shore up biblical account of Babylonian conquest

    07/27/2017 3:35:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 26, 2017 | Amanda Borschel
    The structure in which shattered jugs were found during the summer 2017 Israel Antiquities Authority dig, attesting to the destruction. (Eliyahu Yanai, Courtesy of the City of David Archive) On the eve of the Hebrew commemoration of the destruction of the Temples, archaeologists discover remnants of a blaze indicating the city was grander than thought New finds in the City of David confirm the veracity of the biblical account of the Babylonian capture and conquest of First Temple period Jerusalem. The event is commemorated next Tuesday on the Hebrew date Tisha B’av (August 1) in a day of fasting and...
  • Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

    08/25/2017 9:41:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    phys.org ^ | 08-24-2017 | Provided by: University of New South Wales
    The 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322 at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University in New York. Credit: UNSW/Andrew Kelly ================================================================================ UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples and build canals. The new research shows the Babylonians beat the Greeks to the invention of trigonometry - the study of triangles - by more than 1000 years, and reveals an ancient mathematical sophistication that had been...
  • Archaeological discovery: Researchers find evidence of Babylonian conquest

    08/21/2019 7:00:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2019 | Sheryl Lynn
    Researchers discovered what they believe is evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem that is detailed in the Bible. Layers of ash, arrowheads, Iron Age potsherds, lamps, and jewelry from the period were uncovered on Mount Zion by a team led by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “For archaeologists, an ashen layer can mean a number of different things,” UNC Charlotte professor of history Shimon Gibson explained in a statement. “It could be ashy deposits removed from ovens; or it could be localized burning of garbage. However, in this case, the combination of an ashy layer full of...
  • Archaeological discovery attests to Babylonian conquest of J'lem

    08/11/2019 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/19 | Sarah Rubenstein
    ..... “For archaeologists, an ashen layer can mean a number of different things,” said Shimon Gibson, a UNC Charlotte professor of history and co-director of the project. “It could be ashy deposits removed from ovens; or it could be localized burning of garbage. However, in this case, the combination of an ashy layer full of artifacts, mixed with arrowheads, and a very special ornament indicates some kind of devastation and destruction. Nobody abandons golden jewelry and nobody has arrowheads in their domestic refuse.” "The arrowheads are known as 'Scythian arrowheads' and have been found at other archaeological conflict sites from...