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  • BASONOVA -- Wandering Arameans in Egypt: New light on the Samarian and Judean diaspora

    11/28/2020 9:50:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Society ^ | November 22, 2020 | Staff
    The Hebrew Bible views Egypt as the location of both slavery and refuge. The “wandering Aramean” ancestor mentioned in Deuteronomy 26:5 was a slave in Egypt, whereas the prophet Jeremiah and others chose to flee there after the fall of Samaria/Israel and Judah. This presentation offers a look at the evidence for diaspora life in Egypt found in Papyrus Amherst 63, a long and difficult text written in Aramaic but using the Demotic Egyptian script. The many compositions in the papyrus reflect the religious traditions and collective cultural memory of a group of Aramaic speakers in Egypt, including Samarians and...
  • Key site from biblical kings' time unveiled near US Embassy in Jerusalem

    07/24/2020 10:12:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 22, 2020 | Rossella Tercatin
    A 2,700-year-old archaeological site recently uncovered in Jerusalem now offers an extraordinary glimpse into the life of the region at the time of biblical kings. Located in the southern part of the city, between Talpiot and Ramat Rachel, the Arnona neighborhood acquired international fame when two years ago it became home to the US Embassy in Israel. Quiet and green, the area presents many spectacular views over the Judean Desert and even the Dead Sea, which can often be enjoyed from the new multi-story buildings that keep on springing up. It was while preparing the site for a new residential...
  • 'Men of Judah' in the 14th Century B.C.E.? Is this the earliest reference to the tribe of Judah?

    03/29/2020 7:11:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Watch Jerusalem magazine [Gerald R. Flurry] ^ | March 21, 2020 | Christopher Eames
    One of these Amarna letters (EA 39) came to light just before the turn of the previous century (1900). Researchers noted references to "ameluti Ia-u-du" and "ameluti tsabe Ia-u-du." The spelling of Ia-u-du is identical to that of later Assyrian cuneiform inscriptions referring to Judah (Judah is our Anglicized form of the Hebrew Yehuda). As such, we would have a translation of the above two passages as "men of Judah" and "soldiers of Judah." Prof. Morris Jastrow Jr. (1861–1921) wrote an article titled "'The Men of Judah' in the El-Amarna Tablets"... the inscription was related to territory in the extreme...
  • Biblical Israelites Maintained Cult Practice in Temples Outside Jerusalem

    02/03/2020 11:47:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2020 | ROSSELLA TERCATIN
    Research conducted by Tel Aviv University and Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists shed new light on these cult practices thanks to new excavations at the site of a temple uncovered in 2012.The Bible narrates that in the centuries after ancient Israelites entered the Land of Israel, many if not all of the people turned their back on the God of their Fathers for long periods of times, going back to worshiping idols, creating altars and adopting pagan practices. New research conducted by Tel Aviv University and Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists has shed new light on these cult practices, thanks to new...
  • French imam visits Samaria settlements, blasts BDS movement

    06/14/2019 4:18:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/19
    Dozens of Muslim leaders, led by Iman Hassan Shalghoumi, head of the Imams Conference in France, visited the Barkan industrial zone in Samaria on Friday. The extraordinary delegation met with Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan and Sheikh Abu Khalil Tamimi of Ramallah, as part of the international hasbara (public relations efforts) activities of the Samaria Council and the Elant organization in France. Imam Hassan Shalghoumi of France, known for his pro-Israel views, spoke about the visit to the factories in Barkan which employ both Jews and Arabs. "We saw a company in which Israelis and Palestinians work together. I...
  • 2,600 year old seal discovered in City of David

    04/02/2019 5:48:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    The seal was deciphered by Dr. Anat Mendel-Geberovich of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Center for the Study of Ancient Jerusalem A 2,600-year-old seal from the Kingdom of Judah bearing the inscription “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech, Servant of the King” was recently discovered in the City of David, according to an announcement Sunday. The seal was deciphered by Dr. Anat Mendel-Geberovich of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Center for the Study of Ancient Jerusalem. ADVERTISING Read More Related Articles Trump cuts foreign aid to three countries with strong relations with Israel One of France's most advanced warships...
  • Joseph and The Exodus

    02/17/2019 4:04:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 27, 2016 | Dr. David Neiman
    Dr. David Neiman explores the historicity of the Biblical accounts of Joseph and the Exodus from Egypt. Joseph rises to the position of "Tzafnat Pa'aneakh" after successfully helping the Pharaoh of Egypt with his economic plans. Under Joseph's guidance all land became the property of Pharaoh. A new Pharaoh comes to power who does not favor the Israelites. They are enslaved and forced to build the storage cities of Pithom and Ramses. These cities were arsenals for the armies of Egypt. Under Seti I and Ramses the II, Egypt was on the warpath. Ramses II was defeated at the battle...
  • King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

    02/16/2019 11:43:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 01/26/2019 | Robin Ngo
    For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible was found in an archaeological excavation. The stamped clay seal, also known as a bulla, was discovered in the Ophel excavations led by Dr. Eilat Mazar at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The discovery was announced in a press release by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology, under whose auspices the excavations were conducted. The bulla, which measures just over a centimeter in diameter, bears a seal impression depicting a two-winged sun disk flanked by ankh symbols and...
  • Israeli Archaeologist Announces Discovery of What May Have Been the Seal of the Prophet Isaiah

    Israeli Archaeologist Eilat Mazar announced this past Wednesday that she believed a seal impression of the Biblical prophet Isaiah was recently found near the southern wall of the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Mazar and a team of archaeologists from the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAR) had been conducting excavations at the Ophel site at the site of the Holy Temple (adjacent to the Western Wall). In her announcement, Mazar explained why there was a strong possibility that the seal she and her team discovered was actually the seal of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah. The following was part of the article...
  • ISIS Inadvertently Proves Bible Historically Accurate

    03/12/2017 1:04:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    NCR ^ | Mar. 8, 2017 | Matthew Archbold
    One archeologist was quoted as saying that ISIS's act of “destruction has actually led us to a fantastic find.” A find that shows the Bible to be correct once again. ...snip So here's how it happened. In 2014, ISIS destroyed a site believed by many to be the burial site of Jonah in Mosul because...that's what ISIS does. They destroy. For some reason they went to town on the place, even using dynamite to destroy it. But a few weeks ago, the area was liberated by Iraqi forces from ISIS. But because the site was blown to smithereens, what was...
  • Archaeologists to break ground at biblical site where Ark of the Covenant stood

    02/08/2017 8:30:17 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 97 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 8, 2017 | ILAN BEN ZION
    Israeli and French researchers to excavate ancient site of Kiryat Ye’arim, outside Jerusalem, one of the few unstudied biblical tels One of the few remaining unstudied major biblical sites, where according to the Bible the Ark of the Covenant was kept for two decades, will be excavated by archaeologists this summer for the first time. Organizers hope the anticipated study of Kiryat Ye’arim (also transliterated as Kiriath Jearim) will shed light on the site’s significance during the Iron Age, the period associated with the biblical account of King David. Kiryat Ye’arim is mentioned over a dozen times in the Bible...
  • PA official: Jews should return to their countries of origin

    02/16/2016 6:30:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    Ibrahim Khreisheh, the Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the UN Human Rights Council, recently said that it may "be useful" to ask Arab and European countries "to allow the Jews to return to their former lands and homes." "We never had people from Poland, the Ukraine, Switzerland, France, or England," he added. The comments were made in a February 4, 2016 interview with the official Palestinian Authority TV channel and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Video “But we, as Palestinians say: We are Jews, Christians and Muslims. So (Obama) did not invent anything new,” he added,...
  • Tiny 2,700-year-old royal seal of Judah's king Hezekiah found in ancient rubbish dump in Jerusalem

    12/09/2015 8:50:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/09/2015 | By RICHARD GRAY
    * The oval piece of clay bears the symbol of a winged sun and hieroglyphs * Archaeologists said it was the private seal of the biblical King Hezekiah * During his rule, the Kingdom of Judah saw its power rise dramatically * The seal has provided new clues about Hezekiah's life and politics ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A 2,700-year-old royal seal bearing the mark of the biblical King Hezekiah has been unearthed in Jerusalem. The tiny oval piece of clay bears the impression of a sun with two wings turned downward, flanked by two ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs that symbolise 'life'. King Hezekiah's rule...
  • Seal Connects Hezekiah With Horite Beliefs

    12/03/2015 5:45:37 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 7 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    This remarkable seal or bulla of the Judean King Hezekiah was discovered by Efrat Greenwald at the Ophel, an ancient dump beside the wall that surrounds Jerusalem's Old City. This bulla was found with 33 additional bullae, many pottery sherds and figurines in Area A of the 2009 excavation season supervised by Hagai Cohen-Klonymus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. Initial inspection failed to recognize the seal's importance and it was put in storage. Recently the bulla was identified by...
  • Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to life [Psalms 85]

    12/02/2015 1:06:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Archaeologists digging just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount have made a historic discovery, unearthing the first-ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. The discovery, made by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar during Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, is an impression of the royal seal of the Biblical King Hezekiah, who reigned between 727–698 BCE. Measuring 9.7 X 8.6 mm, the oval impression was imprinted on a 3 mm thick soft bulla...
  • The Black Pharaoh in Denmark

    04/10/2015 9:57:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Friday, April 10, 2015 | editors
    It has been said that the period between 760 BCE to 656 BCE in Egypt was the 'age of the black pharaohs'. It was during this time that ancient Egypt was ruled by a dynasty or succession of kings from Nubia, the Kingdom of Kush, a rival African kingdom just to its south in what is today northern Sudan. Beginning with king Kashta's successful invasion of Upper Egypt, what became known as the 25th Dynasty achieved the reunification of Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, and also Kush (Nubia), the largest Egyptian empire since the New Kingdom. They introduced new Kushite cultural...
  • Israel: Biblical Libnah Iron Age settlement from Kingdom of Judah 'found' in Tel Burna

    03/04/2015 1:12:52 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    International Business Times UK ^ | February 6, 2015 | Mary-Ann Russon
    Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a fortified settlement that could be Libnah, part of the Kingdom of Judah in ancient Israel, and a place where the Israelites stopped during the Exodus... Libnah was also the site of a revolt during the reign of King Jehoram of Judah (mentioned in 2 Chronicles 21:10) when the king had forsaken "the God of his fathers". Another biblical account states 185,000 Assyrian soldiers under King Sennacherib were killed by an angel of God while they were encamped near Libnah, which prevented them from advancing on Jerusalem from Lachish (2 Kings 19:35)... Tel Burna...
  • Iran Releases Video Of Israel Under Nuclear Attack As 10,000 Riot In Judea and Samaria

    07/28/2014 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/28/14 | Pamela Geller
    Obama just released $2.8 billion to these savages. And he has sanctioned their nuclear weapons program. Mankind will always be plagued with evil annihilationists. But America funding them? And sanctioning their nuclear weapons program? That’s a whole new vicious reality for the free world to deal with. That’s new.
  • WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem

    11/29/2010 2:51:37 PM PST · by ncfool · 36 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Josh Rogin
    On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was "shocked" by what he saw on a visit to Gaza. Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website...
  • Broken Cisterns

    04/30/2014 8:09:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2014 | Henry Morris III
    Broken Cisterns by Henry Morris III, D.Min. * “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13) Nearly 27 centuries ago, the prophet Jeremiah delivered God’s message of pending judgment to the nation of Judah. Some 150 years prior to Jeremiah’s ministry, Judah’s northern neighbor, the nation of Israel, had been taken captive by Assyria. Both nations had capitulated broadly to idolatry. Although Judah had experienced earlier periods of revival, with the death of faithful King Josiah it became a pagan...