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  • Excavations In The East Jordan Land

    12/14/2007 10:58:02 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 79+ views
    Alpha Galileo ^ | 12-13-2007
    Excavations in the East Jordan Land13 December 2007 This year Thomas Pola, professor for theology at TU Dortmund, and his team have continued the excavations in the East Jordan Land. With their findings on the mountain Tall adh-Dhahab (West) in the Jabbok Valley the archeologists could substantiate one assumption: everything points to the fact that the building remains from the Hellenistic and Roman era, found in 2006, were part of a yet unknown monumental building of Herod the Great (73-4 BC). This assumption is based on the floors of one of the discovered peristyle yards (yards enclosed by continuous...
  • King Herod’s 2,000-Year-Old Roman Basilica Uncovered in Ashkelon

    06/08/2021 6:26:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Art News ^ | June 4, 2021 | Jesse Holth
    The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday that archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman basilica established by King Herod. Unearthed in Ashkelon National Park, the basilica, found with a nearby odeon (ancient theater), is the largest structure of its kind in Israel... The basilica he erected stood at the heart of Ashkelon—then a major seaport with a thriving trade economy—and functioned as a hub for all aspects of public life. In the Roman Era, it was common for citizens to conduct business and legal affairs, to socialize, and to attend religious ceremonies and performances there. The massive public building contained...
  • Hidden underground chambers unearthed near Israel's Western Wall

    05/24/2020 12:46:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | 5-18-20 | Yasemin Saplakoglu
    It's not clear why ancient people dug up these chambers, but evidence suggests they used them in everyday life. Co-director of the excavation Barak Monnickendam-Givon standing in the subterranean chambers. (Image: © Yaniv Berman-Israwl Antiquities Authority) Archaeologists recently uncovered three ancient subterranean chambers carved in the bedrock beneath the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem. The 2,000-year-old chambers, consisting of an open courtyard and two rooms, were carved on top of one another and connected by hewn staircases. Inside the chambers, archaeologists discovered clay cooking vessels, cores of oil lamps, a stone mug and a piece of a qalal, or a...
  • Herod's Death, Jesus' Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

    09/10/2018 7:27:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | August 18, 2018, Q&C, BAR, January/February 2014 | Letters to the Editor debate
    There are three principal reasons why the 4 B.C. date has prevailed over 1 B.C. These reasons were articulated by Emil Schürer in A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ, also published in the 19th century. First, Josephus informs us that Herod died shortly before a Passover (Antiquities 17.9.3, The Jewish War 2.1.3), making a lunar eclipse in March (the time of the 4 B.C. eclipse) much more likely than one in December. Second, Josephus writes that Herod reigned for 37 years from the time of his appointment in 40 B.C. and 34 years from...
  • DATE OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST (The Star that Astonished the World)

    12/15/2007 6:05:34 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 231+ views
    EWTN ^ | E. L. Martin
    (Summarized from E. L. Martin, "The Star that Astonished the World," ASK Publications, Box 25000, Portland Or. 1991) (1) The date of the birth of Christ hinges on just one thing, the statement of Josephus (Antiquities 17.6-8) that Herod died shortly after an eclipse of the moon. Astronomers supply the dates for such eclipses around those years: None in 7 or 6 BC. In 5 BC, March 23, 29 days to Passover. Also in 5 BC. Sept. 15,7 months to Passover. In 4 B.C. March 13, 29 days to Passover. 3 and 2 B.C. no eclipses. In 1 BC. January...
  • Lost Syriac Text Gives Magi's View of the Christmas Story

    11/07/2011 7:10:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | Nov/Dec 2011 | unattributed
    The Bible tells us very little about the magi. Their story appears but once, in the Gospel of Matthew (2:1-12), where they are described as mysterious visitors "from the east" who come to Jerusalem looking for the child whose star they observed "at its rising." After meeting with King Herod, who feigns an intention to worship the child but actually plans to destroy him, the magi follow the same star to Bethlehem. There, upon seeing the baby Jesus and his mother Mary, the magi kneel down and worship him, presenting him with their three famous gifts -- gold, frankincense and...
  • Professor Says History’s Best Known and Most Debated Star Proven

    10/16/2007 8:14:43 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 26 replies · 91+ views
    ASSIST News Service ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | Jeremy Reynalds
    For centuries, historians, scientists and scholars have debated the existence of the Star of Bethlehem in the Biblical telling of Christ’s birth. Now Texas lawyer and professor Rick Larson says he has proven the existence of this celebrated, yet debated, star. He sets forth his case in a documentary, “The Star of Bethlehem.” “Historically, people have taken two positions on the Star,” said Larson in a news release. “Either they believe the Star is true or they think it was made up by the early Church. I took a different approach in my research and treated the Star as a...
  • Marine Team Finds Surprising Evidence Supporting A Great Biblical Flood

    09/10/2007 8:00:41 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 25 replies · 1,473+ views
    Science Daily ^ | September 10, 2007 | Unattributed
    Did the great flood of Noah's generation really occur thousands of years ago? Was the Roman city of Caesarea destroyed by an ancient tsunami? Will pollution levels in our deep seas remain forever a mystery? ~snip~ "When I was looking for a partner, I needed to find a team of marine scientists who were leaders in their fields," says Weil, a Swedish environmental philanthropist who helped conceive and fund the idea of giving a free, floating marine research lab to any scientist who needed it. "I didn't want us to be just another Greenpeace group of environmental activists. My dream...
  • Secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth

    12/15/2017 7:55:41 AM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 December 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth have been revealed in a series of new underwater excavations. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of 'large-scale engineering' at the port of Lechaion, which was mostly destroyed in the 6th or early 7th century AD by a massive earthquake. Wooden foundations preserved so well they look new have been found at the site, as well as a host of Roman artefacts including fishing lines and hooks, wooden pulleys and ceramics imported from Tunisia and Turkey. These discoveries are helping researchers understand the infrastructure and layout of an ancient port...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/23/2011 8:10:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | November 23, 2011 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of the compound's Western...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/24/2011 7:34:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 11/23/11 | Matti Friedman
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of...
  • Coins from 17AD found under Jerusalem's Western Wall hints sacred site NOT built by Herod

    11/26/2011 3:24:42 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11-25-2011 | Rob Waugh
    The history of one of the world's holiest sites - sacred to both Jews and Muslims - is set to be rewritten, following a surprise discovery in a ritual bath beneath the complex. It proves that the Wall - supposedly built by Herod, the Jewish king who features prominently in the Gospels, was in fact built much later. Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem’s Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world’s most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday....
  • The Palestinian connection - From the very beginning

    10/06/2015 12:12:19 AM PDT · by 100American · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/24/2001 | ANTHONY C. LOBAIDO
    “In 600 B.C., when Babylon invaded Israel, thousands of Israelis were moved to Babylon (today’s Iraq) and the Edomites were moved into Israel. The Edomites even helped the Babylonians destroy Jerusalem and the temple (Psalm 137). When a remnant of Israel returned after the Babylonian captivity, the Edomites were there to wage war against them while the city and the temple were being rebuilt. “While the scriptures are silent for the 400 years between the book of Malachi and the birth of Jesus, Josephus records the struggle between the Edomeans and the Israelites. This racial division and strife in the...
  • King Herod's Tomb a Mystery Yet Again

    10/19/2013 6:37:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 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...
  • Stuck between Israel and PA, key archaeological site neglected [Sebastia]

    07/28/2013 10:31:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 3, 2013 | Daniela Berretta
    Ancient Israelite capital Sebastia, site of important Roman and Crusader ruins, lies unprotected because of security situation. The ancient town of Sebastia is one of the major archaeological sites of the Holy Land, with its overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years. But today the hilltop capital of biblical kings, later ruled by Roman conquerors, Crusaders and Ottomans, is marred with weeds, graffiti and garbage. Caught between conflicting Israeli and Palestinian jurisdictions, the site has been largely neglected by both sides for the past two decades. Beyond the decay, unauthorized diggers and thieves have taken advantage of the...
  • In Search of Herod’s Tomb

    01/02/2011 5:26:06 PM PST · by STD · 38 replies
    Biblical Archeological Review ^ | 10/25/10 | By Ehud Netzer
    On October 25, 2010, archaeologist and friend Ehud Netzer fell while working at Herodium, injuring his neck and back. He died from his injuries two days later. Obituary.—Ed. During the 38 years since I began working at Herodium, Herod’s luxurious desert retreat, this architectural masterpiece has yielded many treasures, but none more exciting than the 2007 discovery of Herod’s elusive tomb. Some still question this identification, but more recent discoveries confirm my initial conclusion. Today, I have no doubt of it.
  • Palin and the Leftist Elites

    05/04/2010 12:59:07 AM PDT · by militanttoby · 128 replies · 2,268+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 04, 2010 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    Sarah Palin is one of the most intriguing (and polarizing) personalities to emerge on the national political stage in a long time. The way that many conservatives embrace her and many liberals vilify her illustrates in microcosm the yawning political divide in America today. We can draw insights about Palin's significance in America today from a trio of three markedly disparate historical figures: Ronald Reagan, the late Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises, and the Gospel of Matthew's King Herod. The connection between Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan is fairly simple and straightforward. They share conservative convictions and a special gift...
  • Tale of 2 men

    01/25/2010 11:47:11 PM PST · by kathsua · 1 replies · 251+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 1/24/10 | JOHN FRANCIS BORRA
    Late last month, while preparing a post to my pro-life blog about the Feast of the Holy Innocents, I came across the image of an ancient stone carving of Herod the Great. I was struck by how closely it resembles Barack Obama! Indeed, the similarity between these two leaders might be amusing if it ended there. Unfortunately, it doesn't. During his violent rise to power, Herod enjoyed the backing of the Roman Empire, returning favor for favor; as an aspiring state legislator, Obama enjoyed the backing of the abortion industry, voting repeatedly to legalize infanticide. The Roman army brought Herod...
  • 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...