Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavations Find Evidence Of Solomon's Temple, Archaeologists Say

May 10, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Switched

JERUSALEM Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of artifacts dating back to the time of the biblical King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon's Temple found in the Book of Kings.

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Pekka Nekta

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This is the usual propaganda by the Jewish state. All stories about discoveries that seem to authenticate Biblical events or buildings or whatever should be prefaced by a few short italicized sentences -- boilerplate -- stating that it is the custom of the Jewish state to use archaeological discoveries to legitimize their claim to Palestine. This short paragraph could go on to state that liberal stretching of the truth or simply inventing a correspondence between a discovery and an episode in the Bible is commonplace and that Israel's insolence and lack of shame is boundless. For my money, the best thing about Israel is that it's thousands of miles away from here, even though its insolence and corruption can be felt in our nation's capital.
jhnsn d-s

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May 10, 2012
 
Great find.

The scriptures provide plenty of detail regarding the temple blue prints and it's decorations. Of all the evidence presented regarding these 3 rooms used as shrines their remains the prob·lem·at·ic clay room.

*QUOTE:“...the clay one, is decorated with an elaborate façade that includes two guardian lions, two pillars, folded textile and three birds standing on the roof...”

If this is Solomons Temple, the clay room may place it after the glory days of his exclusive worship and devotion to his god yhwh since his wives influenced his worship towards their gods.

**QUOTE:“The wives are described as foreign princesses, including Pharaoh's daughter and women of Moab, Ammon, Sidon and of the Hittites. These wives are depicted as leading Solomon astray away from the God of Israel toward idolatry “

The tools and the mobil units are also suspicious.

Quote:““The traveling merchants of these things, who became rich from her...And every ship captain and every man that voyages anywhere, and sailors and all those who make a living by the sea,.." Revelations 18

* http://news.yahoo.com/earliest-evidence-bibli...

** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon#Wives
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Pekka Nekta

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jhnsn d-s wrote:
Great find.
The scriptures provide plenty of detail regarding the temple blue prints and it's decorations. Of all the evidence presented regarding these 3 rooms used as shrines their remains the prob·lem·at·ic clay room.
*QUOTE:“...the clay one, is decorated with an elaborate façade that includes two guardian lions, two pillars, folded textile and three birds standing on the roof...”
If this is Solomons Temple, the clay room may place it after the glory days of his exclusive worship and devotion to his god yhwh since his wives influenced his worship towards their gods.
**QUOTE:“The wives are described as foreign princesses, including Pharaoh's daughter and women of Moab, Ammon, Sidon and of the Hittites. These wives are depicted as leading Solomon astray away from the God of Israel toward idolatry “
The tools and the mobil units are also suspicious.
Quote:““The traveling merchants of these things, who became rich from her...And every ship captain and every man that voyages anywhere, and sailors and all those who make a living by the sea,.." Revelations 18
* http://news.yahoo.com/earliest-evidence-bibli...
** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon#Wives
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I'm afraid I must bring attention to the 1st post above.

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Pekka Nekta wrote:
This is the usual propaganda by the Jewish state. All stories about discoveries that seem to authenticate Biblical events or buildings or whatever should be prefaced by a few short italicized sentences -- boilerplate -- stating that it is the custom of the Jewish state to use archaeological discoveries to legitimize their claim to Palestine. This short paragraph could go on to state that liberal stretching of the truth or simply inventing a correspondence between a discovery and an episode in the Bible is commonplace and that Israel's insolence and lack of shame is boundless. For my money, the best thing about Israel is that it's thousands of miles away from here, even though its insolence and corruption can be felt in our nation's capital.
Agree.

And if this is one of the temples built to sacrifice the Israelites' first born children to Molech, that's going to be covered up under a pile of hasbara....
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Agree.
And if this is one of the temples built to sacrifice the Israelites' first born children to Molech, that's going to be covered up under a pile of hasbara....
hEY hAMASArAT eD zit! Of course whoever wrote the Quran for Mohammad would say that. Funny how the Quran was written 790 years AFTER Christ appeared on this earth. How the hell does a writer for Mohammad (who happened to be illiterate) come up with this hogwash 1200 years later?? The bottom line is that no one knows for sure who wrote the Quran. It could have been Joe Blow down the street for all we know. When we consider the New Testament of the Holy Bible, we have today in our possession 5,300 known Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, another 10,000 Latin Vulgates, and 9,300 other early versions, giving us more than 24,000 manuscripts of the New Testament in existence today! Furthermore, a substantial number were written well before the compilation of the Quran. In fact, a total of 230 manuscript portions are currently in existence which pre-date 600 AD or 1200 years before the Quran was written! These can be broken down into 192 New Testament manuscripts, 5 lectionaries containing scripture, and 33 translations of the Greek New Testament. So what comparisons are there between the manuscript evidence for the Quran and the Bible? We know from the historical record that by the end of the seventh century the Arabs had expanded right across North Africa and up into Spain, and east as far as India. The Quran was the centerpiece of their faith and practice at that time. Certainly within that enormous sphere of influence there should therefore be some Quran manuscripts which still exist till this day. Yet, there is nothing from that period at all. The only manuscripts which Islam provides turn out to have been compiled in the ninth century, while the earliest corroborated manuscript is dated 790 A.D. or over 1200 years after New Testament manuscripts. Islam cannot provide a single manuscript until well into the eighth century. If the Christians could retain so many thousands of ancient manuscripts, all of which were written long before the Quran, at a time when paper had not yet been introduced, forcing the dependency on papyrus which disintegrated with age, then one wonders why the Muslims are not able to forward a single manuscript from this much later period, during which the Quran was supposedly revealed? This indeed gives the Bible a much stronger claim for reliability than the Quran.
Vorpad Gorbagic

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Whoa, dogie! Easy does it, cowboy! Here, have some sedation, you're going to feel much, much better. Say, you live in NM which is one of the most Bible-free of all states in terms of terrain, history and prehistory (the Spanish Catholic tradition notwithstanding). It's all adobe, pueblos, sacred mesas, Chaco Canyon, etc., etc., all stuff that has no reference to the Bible in any way whatsoever. Doesn't that say something about religion, like maybe it's specific to groups (tribal, national/ethnic) and not universal (though the instinct may be universal), and so getting so wrapped up in it (like you are) is just another form of identity politics or as we in the other one percent say, pissing up a rope? Religion, at heart, is lunacy, like being a teenager. But unlike being a teenager, religion never grows up. So many of the odious, creepy, and dangerous ideas and practices of the teenager resolve in the face of life's complications as the teen gets older, but religion -- against all that is natural and dynamic -- stays rooted in cement, dead in the water, its stagnant ideas rotting and polluting discourse, polluting adherents and creating horrible conflicts. The good ideas in religion occasionally get preached, but the wacko social identity part gets lived. I personally think we should have religious apartheid -- that is, give the rabid religioners their own place (think Scranton, PA, or some sweaty blue collar hole in the Florida Panhandle), build a really really high wall around it, and let the religionists practice their peculiar, dreadful customs all they want without bothering the rest of us. It's totally win/win. Wouldn't that be great!

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Vorpad Gorbagic wrote:
Whoa, dogie! Easy does it, cowboy! Here, have some sedation, you're going to feel much, much better. Say, you live in NM which is one of the most Bible-free of all states in terms of terrain, history and prehistory (the Spanish Catholic tradition notwithstanding). It's all adobe, pueblos, sacred mesas, Chaco Canyon, etc., etc., all stuff that has no reference to the Bible in any way whatsoever. Doesn't that say something about religion, like maybe it's specific to groups (tribal, national/ethnic) and not universal (though the instinct may be universal), and so getting so wrapped up in it (like you are) is just another form of identity politics or as we in the other one percent say, pissing up a rope? Religion, at heart, is lunacy, like being a teenager. But unlike being a teenager, religion never grows up. So many of the odious, creepy, and dangerous ideas and practices of the teenager resolve in the face of life's complications as the teen gets older, but religion -- against all that is natural and dynamic -- stays rooted in cement, dead in the water, its stagnant ideas rotting and polluting discourse, polluting adherents and creating horrible conflicts. The good ideas in religion occasionally get preached, but the wacko social identity part gets lived. I personally think we should have religious apartheid -- that is, give the rabid religioners their own place (think Scranton, PA, or some sweaty blue collar hole in the Florida Panhandle), build a really really high wall around it, and let the religionists practice their peculiar, dreadful customs all they want without bothering the rest of us. It's totally win/win. Wouldn't that be great!
Good post!
jhnsn d-s

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Pekka Nekta wrote:
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I'm afraid I must bring attention to the 1st post above.

Thanxs.

The first post is persuasive. The land grab has a certain appeal in that it does show the ways of the current Government which isn't very creative or offer any drama their god yhwh was known for.

I have my suspicions that they may not be the favored peoples they once were.
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They're yhwh is a narcoleptic yhwh.
jhnsn d-s

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Faneuil Vuillard wrote:
They're yhwh is a narcoleptic yhwh.
"Have you not come to know or have you not heard?...[yhwh], the Creator of the extremities of the earth, is a God to time indefinite. He does not tire out or grow weary." Isaiah 40:28
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