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  • BOMBSHELL: Amazing Biblical Archeological Discovery In Jerusalem...

    11/10/2015 8:09:42 AM PST · by amorphous · 64 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9 Nov 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The discovery of the Acra last week is "a dream come true" for archaeologists, who have been speculating on the citadel's location for 100 years, the IAA said. The discovery of Acra comes at a delicate time, for it reveals the story of the Maccabees, Antiochus and the coming Antichrist. All this is understood once we connect the dots and see the parallels between the Grecian Empire at the time of the Maccabees harassing God's people and the Antichrist who is also from the same empire (Asia Minor) harassing God's people today.
  • Tel Gezer Water System Built by Canaanites?

    11/23/2015 11:10:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | November 19, 2015 | Henry Curtis Pelgrift
    Gezer is mentioned in a well-known passage in the Hebrew Bible that states that Solomon used forced labor "to build the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, [and] Gezer" (1 Kings 9:15)... at Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer... most of the structures clearly belong to the Iron Age. In contrast, the water system at Tel Gezer has now been dated by project archaeologists to a much earlier period -- the MBA -- with a date as early as 2000 B.C... Gezer is also the site of massive fortifications and other structures dating to the MBA -- in addition to the Iron Age...
  • Iran Guard simulates capture of Al Aqsa Mosque

    11/21/2015 9:42:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 4:48 AM EST | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Thousands of paramilitary forces from the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control. Iran's state media reported Saturday that the forces stormed and "liberated" a replica of the mosque in the exercise. They say that 120 brigades from the Basij, the paramilitary unit of the Guard, participated in Friday's exercise outside the holy city of Qom in central Iran. ...
  • A NOW Word to The "TRUE" OVERCOMERS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/20/2015 7:56:18 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-20-15 | Jedediah
    Systematic changes are in effect now for all those accessing The Highway of Holiness for Truly as you meet each waypoint in Steps of Faith , your "Knowing" what has changed from where you were to where you are now shall be entrusted to you for your hands have been found clean and your hearts free from guile for this is the road for all those that "HAVE" Overcome ! 2 Peter 1:1-11 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves...
  • Hungary Will Not Label Products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights

    11/18/2015 1:48:19 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    In defiance of European Union guidelines, Hungary will not label products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights. Indeed, its foreign minister urges greater cooperation with Israel in fighting global terrorism. Speaking at a breakfast meeting of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Hungarian Foreign Minister and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto, who was on a 24-hour visit to Israel, said that his country will not label products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights, calling the EU’s decision to do so “irrational.” “We do not support that decision. It is an inefficient instrument. It is irrational and does...
  • Archaeologists Reveal Another Ancient, Luxurious Mosaic in Lod

    11/17/2015 4:23:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Monday, November 16, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    A second impressive mosaic discovered by archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority is ready to be publicly displayed this week for the first time ever. In June-November 2014 a team of IAA archaeologists directed a large excavation in the Neve Yerek neighborhood of Lod. It is an area where a breathtaking mosaic that served as the living room floor in a villa some 1,700 years ago was previously exposed. The aim of the excavation was to prepare the ground for construction of a visitor center, to which the beautiful mosaic will be returned when it completes a series of exhibitions...
  • Wailing at the wrong wall?

    11/16/2015 12:39:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | editors
    "Josephus described it [the fortress] as being "erected upon a rock of fifty cubits in height" on a "great precipice," Sams quotes Josephus... With 60-foot walls, four towers (the southeast being 105 feet high), and smooth stones covering the slope on its east side, it dominated the temple to its south, ready to fend off the most formidable attacks." Given this description, according to Sams, tucking Fortress Antonia north of the temple location in the Temple Mount area subscribed to by most scholars would have been impossible. It simply wouldn't fit. Moreover, Sams cites the insufficiency or paucity of archaeological...
  • Obama approves of EU labeling of Jewish products

    11/12/2015 2:35:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 11/12/2015, 9:06 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday voiced its approval of the discriminatory EU decision the day before to label Jewish goods from Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The administration said the move is only a "technical guideline," and is not a boycott, reports Associated Press - despite the obvious assumption that consumers would follow the labeling when choosing what products to buy. US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said, "we do not believe that labeling the origin of products is equivalent to a boycott. And as you know, we do not consider settlements to be part...
  • Israel suspends meetings with EU over 'settlement' labeling

    11/11/2015 4:35:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday likened the European Union's decision to label Jewish goods from Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights to the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses. Israel in retaliation also called off a number of scheduled EU meetings. "The labeling of products of the Jewish state by the European Union brings back dark memories, Europe should be ashamed of itself," Netanyahu said as he wrapped up a visit to Washington. "It took an immoral decision...this will not advance peace, it will certainly not advance truth and justice. It's wrong," he said in an English-language video...
  • Here Is Why Donald Trump Said "Walls Work, Ask Israel"

    11/11/2015 4:32:41 PM PST · by Ziva · 37 replies
    Zionists4Trump.com ^ | 11/11/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    At the November 3, 2015 press conference to announce his new book, Donald Trump reminds us, "Walls work. All you have to do is ask Israel." What has been the result of the border fence Israel built in 2013 to prevent infiltration from the Egypt? According to Joel Pollak of Breitbart.com in June 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touted the success of a new border fence that Israel built along its boundary with Egypt to stop illegal infiltrators. In a statement posted at his government website, Netanyahu reported that illegal crossings had declined 99.9%, from 2,000 per month to...
  • Palestine—Obama Gives Up On Bush’s Two-State Solution

    11/11/2015 5:20:29 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/15 | David Singer
    Negotiations between partners-in-peace Israel and Jordan on the allocation of sovereignty in the West Bank still remains the key to ending the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House this week has confirmed President Obama’s assessment that the much vaunted two-state solution proposed by Obama’s predecessor President George W. Bush on 30 April 2003 (the Roadmap) will not happen whilst Obama is President—or indeed ever. Obama’s conclusion was announced by White House Middle East Adviser Rob Malley ahead of Netanyahu’s arrival at the White House after an absence of thirteen months.
  • Muslim brats attack man, realize they messed with the wrong infidel [watch]

    11/11/2015 7:40:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Israel national news on mad world news ^ | november 11, 2015 | dom the conservative
    According to Arutz Sheva, the video shows the two minor terrorists, aged 11 and 14, get up from their seats and raise their knives, stabbing a 25-year-old security guard multiple times before he pulls out a handgun. The man suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and head, but managed to thwart his own death by shooting the 11-year-old after the terrorist appears to ignore his victim's obvious warning to drop the knife. The stabbing victim is seen shooting the 11-year-old in his lower body, a true testament to the humanity of Israelis, even towards their attackers.
  • Watch: Child terrorist stabbers caught on CCTV

    11/10/2015 2:08:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=308AnrGNYS4 Footage has emerged showing the moment two young Arab terrorists - one of them aged just 11 - carried out a stabbing attack aboard a bus in Jerusalem's Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood Monday. A security guard was moderately wounded in the attack, but succeeded in shooting and injuring one of the attackers, while the second was detained at the scene. The attack was one of three stabbings or attempted stabbings in the capital Tuesday, ending a period of quiet in Jerusalem which lasted for several days. Shortly after the Pisgat Ze'ev attack an Arab terrorist was shot near the...
  • I WILL BE The Father's WILL [ charismatic Caucus]

    11/06/2015 6:52:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Your purpose is driven by My Spirit who does the Father's Will through out the Earth but are you being found here My children ? Fasting the Earth and forsaking all for Me as I did for you, for My home was where My Father was glorified and My house was where ever I spent time spent with Him. You see without this relationship all that is left is works of the flesh where there is no fruit . Even David "knew" when to move and what to do only after his time with Me for I AM your breastplate...
  • Fortress of Antiochus Epiphanes Uncovered in Jerusalem

    11/04/2015 8:29:09 AM PST · by dutchdingo · 4 replies
    thetrumpet.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Brent Nagtegaal
    On Monday afternoon, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) sent a newsbrief to reporters in Jerusalem, calling for a press conference the following day to announce the “solution to one of the greatest questions in the history of Jerusalem.” Tuesday’s announcement did not disappoint: On site, in Jerusalem’s City of David, archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami announced that the famed Akra (citadel) of Antiochus Epiphanes had been discovered. Up until that announcement, little had been found testifying to the massive Hellenistic intrusion into the city early in the second century B.C. Yet here, at the northwestern portion of the City of David, a...
  • Archaeological find in Jerusalem's City of David may answer ancient mystery [2 Thess 2]

    11/03/2015 7:50:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2015 | DANIEL K. EISENBUD
    A recent discovery by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem’s City of David may reveal the answer to one of archaeology's most enduring mysteries: the location of the Greek Acra citadel. The exact location of the famous stronghold built by Antiochus IV, to control Jerusalem and monitor activity on the Temple Mount, has long been unknown due to the paucity of architectural remains that can be traced to the Greek presence in Jerusalem. Over the past 100 years of archaeological research in Jerusalem, numerous theories have been put forth identifying the location of the Acra, which was eventually overtaken by...
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

    10/30/2015 4:10:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 22 replies
    Open Culture ^ | 1963 | Hannah Ardent
    We’ve all heard the phrase “the banality of evil.” Some of us even know which political theorist to attribute it to, and among those, a few have even read it in context. Hannah Arendt most memorably employed it in both the subtitle and closing words of Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, her book on the trial of Nazi lieutenant-colonel Adolf Eichmann. To Arendt’s mind, Eichmann willingly did his part to organize the Holocaust — and an instrumental part it was — out of neither anti-semitism nor pure malice, but out of a non-ideological, entirely more...
  • The Role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in a Future Permanent Status Settlement in Jerusalem

    09/28/2001 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 14 replies · 820+ views
    mevic.org ^ | ~May 1999 | Rotem M. Giladi ; Reuven Merhav
    The Role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in a Future Permanent Status Settlement in Jerusalem: Legal, Political and Practical Aspects   Rotem M. Giladi          Reuven Merhav Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies Email: msrmgg@mscc.huji.ac.il 1. Introduction[1] In the Washington Declaration and again in the Israeli-Jordanian Treaty of Peace, Israel declared that it respects the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim holy shrines in Jerusalem. Moreover, it undertook to give high priority to the Jordanian historic role in these shrines when negotiations on the permanent status will take place. These provisions deal with two different ...
  • A Boy’s Discovery Rebuts Temple Mount Revisionism

    10/29/2015 5:38:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 201510/29/2015 | By JEROLD S. AUERBACH
    A 10-year-old Russian boy, Matvei Tcepliaev, recently made an extraordinary discovery in Jerusalem. Working as a volunteer in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, he found a 3,000-year-old seal—engraved limestone about the size of a thimble, with a hole at one end so it could be hung from a string—from the time of King David. The artifact was nestled in the hundreds of tons of earth and rock that had been illegally excavated from below the Temple Mount in the late 1990s by the Muslim Waqf, a trust that retains authority over the contested site. The Temple Mount is sacred ground...
  • Pope says denying Israel’s right to exist is anti-Semitism

    10/29/2015 1:12:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Times of Israel staff and AP
    Pope Francis marked the 50th anniversary of the turning point in the Catholic Church’s relations with Jews on Wednesday with a sharp condemnation of anti-Semitism, saying attacks on Israel’s right to exist were a form of hatred. “To attack Jews is anti-Semitism, but an outright attack on the State of Israel is also anti-Semitism,” Francis told a delegation from the World Jewish Congress (WJC). “There may be political disagreements between governments and on political issues, but the State of Israel has every right to exist in safety and prosperity.”
  • JESUS "IS" LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/28/2015 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Your obligation to Me is a standard of excellence drenched in worship and intimacy for it is only in the secret place that secrets are revealed and it is by My spirit these scrolls are opened and revelation knowledge speaks wisdom through understanding for I AM The Jot and Tittles you Truly seek and come through intimacy to know. So let it be this knowledge you use for I AM THE WORD and MY WORD is only revealed through Me for I AM THE SPIRIT and My freedom is the understanding of KNOWING ME for I alone am your Rabbi,...
  • Ancient winery discovered in central Israel region during storm

    10/27/2015 1:29:46 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/26/2015 | DANIEL K. EISENBUD
    Large 1,500-year-old winepress unearthed in area once known for wine production. A large, well-preserved 1,500-year-old winery has been exposed during a violent storm in the Sharon Plain region, located between the Mediterranean Sea and Samarian Hills, the Antiquities Authority announced Monday. According to IAA archeologist Alla Nagorski, the discovery was made off the Eyal Interchange several weeks ago when flooding and hail disrupted an excavation at the site, where natural gas lines are scheduled to be embedded. The northern part of the Sharon Plain is considered the most historical wine region in Israel, and is where the first roots of...
  • The Joy of The Lord[charismatic Caucus]

    10/27/2015 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The "JOY" of The LORD is much more than just a depth or width for truly its Harmony has a frequency all its own . My Joy IN YOU is as a ( ((Gusher)) ) rising up into the eternity that you ARE in Me and Hallelujahs are the piercing arrows of righteousness that not only penetrate darkness with light but overtake it and explodes a Chorus of worship from Your heart that IS The WellSpring of life I have placed in you. So "rise up WellSpring for The Voice of Many Waters is calling to you for His Glory....
  • US warns against PMs idea of revoking residency for some Jerusalem Arabs

    10/26/2015 12:54:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/26/15 | Raoul Wootliff
    The Obama administration on Monday hurried to express its opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus tentative talk of revoking the permanent residency status of tens of thousands of Arabs living in East Jerusalem. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that, as far as the US government knows, Israel is not actively considering such a move. But if it were, he said, it would obviously be of some concern to us. The US, Earnest went on, reiterates the importance of all sides avoiding provocative actions and rhetoric. Netanyahu discussed the idea in vague terms at a Knesset committee meeting earlier Monday,...
  • Show me the way to Mordor: Unique map of Middle-Earth with Tolkien's hand-written notes

    10/25/2015 4:16:36 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    The artifact provides an amazing insight into Tolkien's mind - including his observation that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as the city of Oxford. It also suggests that Ravenna in Italy is the inspiration behind Minas Tirith, a fictional city that became the heavily fortified capital of Gondor. And it references Cyprus, Belgrade and Jerusalem.
  • 'Ancient Hebrew inscriptions' baffle Israeli archaeologists

    08/08/2015 7:56:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 August 2015 | unattributed
    Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew script discovered at a dig in Jerusalem. The writing was found on the walls of a room containing the remains of a Jewish ritual bath, or mikveh, believed to be about 2,000 years old. Experts are now trying to decipher words and symbols including a boat and palm trees. They say the markings may be graffiti or have some religious significance. One of the symbols could be a menorah - the seven-branched candelabrum which stood in the two Biblical Jewish Temples in Jerusalem - and some of...
  • Rare King David-Era Inscription Discovered in Biblical City

    06/20/2015 8:45:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jeanna Bryner
    A 3,000-year-old ceramic jar discovered in pieces in Israel has been restored to reveal a rare inscription of the name of a biblical figure and ruler whose reign coincided with that of King David, archaeologists announced today (June 16). The pottery was found in an ancient city overlooking the Valley of Elah, where, as described in the Bible, the legendary David defeated Goliath. The inscription, the researchers found, read: Eshba'al Ben Bada', who the archaeologists say was likely an important person since his name was inscribed on a jar. (Eshba'al Ben Shaul ruled over Israel at the same time...
  • Israeli archaeologists find 3,000-year-old inscription of name from Bible [Psalms 85]

    06/16/2015 10:25:52 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2015 | Staff
    JERUSALEM Israel's antiquities authority says archaeologists have discovered a rare 3,000-year-old inscription of a name mentioned in the Bible. The name "Eshbaal Ben Beda" appears on a large ceramic jar. Eshbaal of the Bible was a son of King Saul. Archaeologists Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor say the jar belonged to a different Eshbaal, likely the owner of an agricultural estate. They said Tuesday it is the first time the name was discovered in an ancient inscription. It is one of only four inscriptions discovered from the biblical 10th century B.C. Kingdom of Judah, when King David is said...
  • Biblical Name Eshbaal Found Outside of the Bible

    06/09/2015 1:57:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 06/05/2015 | Robin Ngo
    The Biblical name Eshbaal has been found for the first time in an ancient inscription. Incised before firing on a 3,000-year-old pithos (large ceramic storage jar), the inscription was discovered at the site of Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel. Researchers Yosef Garfinkel, Mitka R. Golub, Haggai Misgav and Saar Ganor have published their study of this inscription in a forthcoming issue of the journal Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR). The Eshbaal inscription reads “[ ] | ʾšbʿl | ˹bn˺ | bdʿ” (“ʾIšbaʿal son of Bedaʿ”) and was written from right to left in the Canaanite alphabetic script....
  • Computer Program Learning to Read Paleo-Hebrew Letters

    05/23/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 4/30/2015 | Robin Ngo
    Tel Aviv University researchers are writing a computer program that can read Paleo-Hebrew letters inscribed on First Temple period ostraca. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) are developing a computer program that can read a script used by the Israelites over 2,600 years ago... The project was begun by TAU Professor of Archaeology Israel Finkelstein and Professor of Physics Eliezer Piasetsky six years ago. Since then, the researchers have enlisted the help of epigraphy, archaeology and math experts along with TAU Ph.D. math students Arie Shaus, Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin and Barak Sober. At the center of this ambitious project are First...
  • Did the Ancestors of the Jews Create the World's First Civilization?

    10/07/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 51 replies
    Last month, I read a truly fascinating book, written by John Entine, titled: "Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People". Entine is a genetics expert, and a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. http://www.amazon.com/Abrahams-Children-Identity-Chosen-People/dp/0446580635 It mentions that Jews have genetic markers, that can be detected by DNA tests. Of course, genetic markers also exist for Irishmen, Chinese people, Indians, etc. The Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East and the Ashkenazi Jews from Europe, have very similar genes. Genetics research and Archaeology are proving that many of the accounts in the Old Testament are true. Jews have...
  • 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...
  • The Vatican and Oxford University team up to digitize 1.5 million pages of medieval manuscripts

    12/07/2013 6:43:11 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Medievalists.net ^ | December 3, 2013
     The University of Oxford and the Vatican have jointly created a digital project that will put online over 1.5 million pages of medieval and biblical texts. The four-year project will digitize the collections of the Bodleian Libraries and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) related to their Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and fifteenth-century printed books. They include a Gutenberg Bible from 1455, an autographed and annotated manuscript of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, and the oldest surviving Hebrew codex.The project is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Polonsky Foundation. Dr Leonard Polonsky said, “In today’s fast-paced, digital-driven world of scholarship, easy...
  • Revealed: The scandalous history of Judaisms most precious book

    05/11/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10 May 2012 | Times of Israel
    Theft, espionage, corruption and a cover-up lasting decades a new book by a Times of Israel reporter exposes the extraordinary saga of the uniquely revered, 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex A new book by a Times of Israel reporter reveals dramatic new information about the fate of a manuscript many consider Judaisms most important book the 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex.The manuscript or the part of it that did not go mysteriously missing in the mid-20th century is currently held alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.It is revered as the authoritative version of the Hebrew...
  • Shabbat boundary rock with Hebrew etching discovered

    07/22/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 12, 2011 | Oren Kessler
    An ancient rock inscription of the word "Shabbat" was uncovered near Lake Kinneret this week -- the first and only discovery of a stone Shabbat boundary in Hebrew. The etching in the Lower Galilee community of Timrat appears to date from the Roman or Byzantine period. News of the inscription, discovered by chance Sunday by a visitor strolling the community grounds, quickly reached Mordechai Aviam, head of the Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret College. "This is the first time we've found a Shabbat boundary inscription in Hebrew," he said. "The letters are so clear that there is no doubt...
  • Afro-Asiatic languages -- U of MT -- Mansfield Library Language Finger

    07/06/2010 9:22:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library ^ | December 7, 2003 | Library Webmaster
    The Afro-Asiatic language family was formerly called Semitic-Hamitic, or, occasionally, Hamito-Semitic. It consists of languages spoken in north Africa and in the Near East, both in the past and presently. Afro-Asiatic is comprised of the Hamitic and Semitic branches. Hamitic consists of four sub-branches, all found in north Africa: Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic; it includes such languages as Coptic, Tamazight, Tuareg, and Hausa. The Semitic branch is divided into East and West sub-branches, and is found in both the Near East and in north Africa. East Semitic includes Akkadian and Chaldean. West Semitic is further divided into Northern and...
  • Ten Commandments Translated Wrong, Claims Scholar

    06/18/2010 12:16:49 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 118 replies · 2,090+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | June 17, 2010
    NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ten Commandments don't forbid coveting or killing, claims Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, a noted Bible scholar and linguist who has applied modern translation techniques to the Bible. Hoffman reports that the commandment commonly quoted as "thou shalt not covet" is more accurately translated as "do not take," and that the commandment applies only to actions, not to states of mind. "We now know that the Ten Commandments take no position on how you feel, only on what you do," he says. Hoffman claims that flawed translation techniques led to the familiar but inaccurate...
  • Jesus was son of an architect, book claims

    04/07/2010 7:19:43 AM PDT · by Palter · 109 replies · 1,677+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02 April 2010 | Telegraph
    Jesus was the son of a middle-class, highly educated architect, according to a new book, which claims the previous belief that Joseph worked as a carpenter has distorted the Bible's meaning. The book- The Jesus Discovery- claims that Jesus rose to become the most senior Rabbi of his time, thus explaining how he was able to exert such influence and why his teachings became such a concern to the authorities. Author Dr Adam Bradford, who works as a GP, drew his conclusions after studying and comparing the original Greek and Hebrew scriptures, as well as using human psychology to analyse...
  • Inscription indicates Kingdom of Israel existed in the 10th century BCE

    01/08/2010 7:19:08 AM PST · by bogusname · 32 replies · 1,004+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 8, 2010 | SHALHEVET ZOHAR
    A breakthrough in the research of the Hebrew scriptures has shed new light on the period in which the Bible was written, testifying to Hebrew writing abilities as early as the 10th century BCE, the University of Haifa announced on Thursday. Prof. Gershon Galil of the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa recently deciphered an inscription dating from the 10th century BCE, and showed that it was a Hebrew inscription, making it the earliest known Hebrew writing. The significance of this breakthrough relates to the fact that at least some of the biblical scriptures were composed hundreds...

    09/02/2009 7:38:32 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 45 replies · 4,393+ views
    books.google.com ^ | April 1866 | MANLEY HOPKINS
    WITH A PUEFACE BY THE BISHOP OF OXFORD. ' And the august abode from whence they came.' Speculations as to an Eastern emigration are scarcely more than glanced at here; and it may appear almost superfluous to refer to two groundless hypotheses which have been formedthe first, that Greek remains have been discovered in South America, and that faint vestiges of Greece are also traceable in the islands of Hawaii. The other supposition is that of the Hawaiian race being of Hebrew origin, and that these islanders represent the lost tribes of the house of Israel.
  • Rabbi shares the secrets of an ancient craft

    08/24/2009 4:41:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,610+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 08.13.09 | SCOTT FARWELL
    Think you've got pressure at work? Consider Rabbi Avraham Bloomenstiel's day. His project will take about 18 months to finish, is guided by more than 4,000 Jewish laws and requires absolute precision. One mistake or even a badly misshapen letter and the offending page may have to be buried in a cemetery, according to Jewish law. "Unless the text is 100 percent accurate, there is no point in doing what we're doing," said Bloomenstiel, who was admitted to Harvard University at age 16 to study chemistry and later received a master's degree in music from the Peabody Institute...
  • Study: Some Arab Israelis Prefer Speaking Hebrew

    06/14/2009 4:35:29 AM PDT · by Avi Kane · 6 replies · 530+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 13, 2007 | Avraham Zuroff
    A leading Egyptian expert on Islamic culture is concerned about the growing trend of Arabs living in Israel who pepper their language with Hebrew. Palestinians inside Israel have always resisted Judaization and Hebraization. They have to insist on preserving their identity and not giving in to Israeli set-ups, Dr. Mohammed Imara told the Al Arabiya news network. Imara, who lectures at Cairos Al Azhar Al Sharit Islamic Research Academy, noted that in some Israeli towns, up to 30 percent of Arabs prefer speaking Hebrew over Arabic. About 60 percent prefer Arabic, while 10 percent speak English. In other towns, it...
  • Oldest Hebrew Text Discovered at King David's Border Fortress

    10/31/2008 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 804+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 10-31-08 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the oldest Hebrew text ever found, at a site they believe was King David's front line fortress in the war against the people of Pleshet, also known as the Philistines. The site overlooks the Elah Valley, where the young David slew Goliath, the Philistine giant, with a well-aimed shot from a sling. The text is written in ink on a pottery shard. It is made up of five lines of text in Proto-Canaanite characters separated by lines. The discovery, by archaeologists Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Sa'ar Ganor of Hebrew University, is being...
  • 'Oldest Hebrew writing found near J'lem'

    10/30/2008 5:07:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 646+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-30-08
    An Israeli archaeologist digging at a hilltop south of Jerusalem believes a ceramic shard found in the ruins of an ancient town bears the oldest Hebrew inscription ever discovered, a find that could provide an important glimpse into the culture and language of the Holy Land at the time of the Bible. The five lines of faded characters written 3,000 years ago, and the ruins of the fortified settlement where they were found, are indications that a powerful Israelite kingdom existed at the time of King David, says Yossi Garfinkel, the Hebrew University archaeologist in charge of the new dig...
  • Tracking pages of ancient Hebrew Bible

    09/28/2008 6:21:58 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 397+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Sept. 28, 2008
    Tracking pages of ancient Hebrew Bible Crusaders held it for ransom, fire almost destroyed it and it was reputedly smuggled across borders in the Middle East hidden in a washing machine. But in 1958, when it finally reached Israel, 196 pages were missing - about 40 percent of the total - and for some Old Testament scholars they have become a kind of holy grail. Researchers representing the manuscript's custodian in Jerusalem now say they have leads on some of the missing pages and are nearer their goal of making the manuscript whole again. The Crown, known in English...
  • How Do You Learn a Dead Language?

    01/31/2008 10:15:54 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 181+ views
    Slate ^ | Jan. 28, 2008 | Christine Cyr
    Last week, Chief Marie Smith Jones, the only remaining native speaker of the Eyak language, died in her home in Anchorage, Alaska. Chief Jones' death makes Eyakpart of the Athabascan family of languagesthe first known native Alaskan tongue to go extinct. Linguists fear that 19 more will soon follow the same fate. Fortunately, starting in 1961, Chief Jones and five other native-speaking Eyaks worked with Michael Krauss, a linguist at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, to document Eyak in case future generations want to revive it. How would you go about learning a language that nobody speaks? It depends....
  • Hebrew University Excavations Reveal First Beehives In Ancient Near East In 'Land Of Milk And Honey'

    09/03/2007 3:26:42 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 788+ views
    Alpha Galileo ^ | 9-3-2007
    03 September 2007 Hebrew University excavations reveal first beehives in ancient near east in Land of milk and honey Archaeological proof of the Biblical description of Israel really as the land of milk and honey (or at least the latter) has been uncovered by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology. Amihai Mazar, Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University, revealed that the first apiary (beehive colony) dating from the Biblical period has been found in excavations he directed this summer at Tel Rehov in Israels Beth Shean Valley. This is the earliest apiary...
  • Ancient alphabet offers clue to biblical history

    03/18/2006 10:23:47 AM PST · by Daralundy · 14 replies · 1,223+ views
    Cleveland Jewish News ^ | March 18, 2006 | TED S. STRATTON
    Archaeologists led by a Bible professor from Pittsburgh made an extraordinary discovery in Israel last summer. Their excavation team found the oldest example of the Hebrew alphabet ever seen. The inscription, from the 10th century B.C.E., is written in the same script as early parts of the Hebrew Bible. Anything written in the days of Solomon, would have been written in this alphabet, says Dr. Ron Tappy, professor of Bible and archaeology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Tappy presented his findings at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History March 8. The discovery was made at Tell Zeitah (Tel Zayit in Hebrew),...
  • Research On Ancient Writing Linked With Modern Mideast Conflict

    11/14/2005 1:25:30 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 1,424+ views
    The State ^ | 11-14-2005 | Ron Grossman
    Posted on Sun, Nov. 13, 2005 Research on ancient writing linked with modern Mideast conflict BY RON GROSSMAN CHICAGO - Professorial colleagues think Ron Tappy has made a landmark breakthrough in our understanding of the world of the Bible. He himself is waiting for the other shoe to drop. This week, Tappy will formally unveil his discovery at the meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Normally a presentation titled "The 2005 Excavation Season at Tel Zayit, with Special Attention to the Tenth Century BCE" would hardly be noticed beyond the scholars who will gather at the Hyatt Penn's...
  • Israelite Alphabet May Have Been Found

    11/09/2005 5:11:58 PM PST · by anymouse · 30 replies · 1,043+ views
    Two lines of an alphabet have been found inscribed in a stone in Israel, offering what some scholars say is the most solid evidence yet that the ancient Israelites were literate as early as the 10th century B.C. "This is very rare. This stone will be written about for many years to come," archaeologist Ron E. Tappy, a professor at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary who made the discovery, said Wednesday. "This makes it very historically probable there were people in the 10th century (B.C.) who could write." Christopher Rollston, a professor of Semitic studies at Emmanuel School of Religion in...