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Archaeological discovery attests to Babylonian conquest of J'lem
Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/19 | Sarah Rubenstein

Posted on 08/11/2019 10:38:59 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

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“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 the 7th and 6th centuries BCE. They are known at sites outside of Israel as well. They were fairly commonplace in this period and are known to be used by the Babylonian warriors. Together, this evidence points to the historical conquest of the city by Babylon because the only major destruction we have in Jerusalem for this period is the conquest of 587/586 BCE."

"It's the kind of jumble that you would expect to find in a ruined household following a raid or battle," Gibson said. "Household objects, lamps, broken bits from pottery which had been overturned and shattered... and arrowheads and a piece of jewelry which might have been lost and buried in the destruction."

"Frankly, jewelry is a rare find at conflict sites, because this is exactly the sort of thing that attackers will loot and later melt down."

"I like to think that we are excavating inside one of the 'Great Man's houses' mentioned in the second book of Kings 25:9. This spot would have been at an ideal location, situated as it is close to the western summit of the city with a good view overlooking Solomon's Temple and Mount Moriah to the north-east."

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: archaeology; babylon; babylonianempire; bethshan; catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; sack; scythians; scythopolis; shimongibson; waronterror
So that's where I left it!
1 posted on 08/11/2019 10:38:59 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: SunkenCiv
Ping!

TXnMA
  

2 posted on 08/11/2019 10:48:38 AM PDT by TXnMA (Occam's Razor says that most conspiracist "brain farts" are simply indefensible...)
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To: Eleutheria5

You better get to Lost and Found over there quickly!


3 posted on 08/11/2019 10:52:25 AM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: Eleutheria5; SunkenCiv

There was a Scythian garrison at Beth-Shan in northern Israel during the seventh century B.C. Because of it, the Greeks called Beth-Shan “Scythopolis” for a while. At first the Scythians worked for the Assyrians, but in 613 B.C. they switched sides, teaming up with the Babylonians and Medes to burn down Nineveh a year later. Therefore it doesn’t surprise me that the Babylonians got hold of some Scythian arrowheads to use against Jerusalem.


4 posted on 08/11/2019 10:56:13 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The Bible proven right once again.


5 posted on 08/11/2019 11:00:10 AM PDT by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: dp0622

Childish humor is not appreciated and detracts from a serious thread


6 posted on 08/11/2019 11:08:08 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: dp0622
:^)

7 posted on 08/11/2019 11:17:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Berosus; 75thOVI; Abathar; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AnalogReigns; AndrewC; aragorn; ...
One of *those* topics. Thanks Berosus for that comment, my mind didn't get enough sleep and needed a jog.



8 posted on 08/11/2019 11:31:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
Thanks TXnMA for the ping, and thanks Eleutheria5 for the topic.

9 posted on 08/11/2019 11:32:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Buffalo Head; dp0622

10 posted on 08/11/2019 1:39:54 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Tagline not secure.)
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To: Buffalo Head; Redcitizen

If you are just joking it was a little dry :)

If you weren’t joking buffalo, get BOTH hands around the pole, and on the count of 3 pull REALLY hard to get it out of your a$$!! :)


11 posted on 08/11/2019 2:54:08 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: dp0622

lol! :)


12 posted on 08/11/2019 2:59:09 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Tagline not secure.)
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To: Redcitizen

Plus that’s the MEANEST looking, BIGGEST cat I’ve ever seen!


13 posted on 08/11/2019 3:02:35 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: dp0622; Redcitizen
Johnny Cash - Mean Eyed Cat

Johnny Cash - Mean Eyed Cat

14 posted on 08/11/2019 4:45:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv; dp0622

Hey! How did I ever miss that tune?! I like it.

15 posted on 08/11/2019 6:02:28 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Tagline not secure.)
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To: Redcitizen
That album is a lot of fun.

16 posted on 08/11/2019 6:06:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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I've started to switch to Free Image Hosting, here's the new graphics URLs. Too bad FR can't do a search and replace on the old URLs.
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17 posted on 08/11/2019 8:22:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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The Romans did their share of burning too.

Everyone gets a crack at erasing Yehova’s nation, but no cigar so far...
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18 posted on 08/11/2019 8:27:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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