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The rare document from the time of the First Temple. Photo: Shai Halevi, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

An irony or a guiding hand ? You to judge.

A Rare Document Mentioning the Name of Jerusalem from the Time of the First Temple was Exposed On 26 October 2016 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization) approved a controversial resolution that ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount. The decision came a week after a similar resolution was approved by the body and elicited angry responses from Israel, several world leaders and even the body’s…

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Flooring from Second Temple Courtyard in Jerusalem

  Archaeologists from the Temple Mount Sifting Project have unveiled a restored floor of painted tiles that experts believe may been part of the Temple Mount’s courtyard. “This represents the first time that archeologists have been able to successfully restore an element from the Herodian Second Temple complex,” stated Zachi Dvira, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project.

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Translation of The Torah Precepts Scroll ;4QMMT (or MMT)

Translation of The Torah Precepts Scroll : until sunset on the eighth day. And concerning [the impurity] of the [dead] person we are of the opinion that every bone, whether it has its flesh on it or not–should be (treated) according to the law of the dead or the slain. And concerning the mixed marriages that are being performed among the people, and they are sons of holy [seed], as…

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Professor Robert Eisenman and the Naked Archeologist ;The Torah Precepts Scroll

Professor Eisenman and Naked Archaeologist, discussion on 4QMMT (or MMT), also known as the Halakhic Letter or the Sectarian Manifesto. Part One Second part 4QMMT was found in Cave 4 at Qumran on six fragmented manuscripts (4Q394, 4Q395, 4Q396, 4Q397, 4Q398, 4Q399). This scroll, apparently in the form of a letter, is unique in language, style, and content. Using linguistic and theological analysis, the original text has been dated as…

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Divers Discovered a Spectacular, Ancient and Important Cargo of a Shipwreck - Ceasaria

Divers Discovered a Spectacular, Ancient and Important Cargo of a Shipwreck – Ceasaria

A fortuitous discovery by two divers in the ancient port of Caesarea in the Caesarea National Park before the Passover holiday led to the exposure of a large, spectacular and beautiful ancient marine cargo of a merchant ship that sank during the Late Roman period 1,600 years ago. As soon as they emerged from the water divers Ran Feinstein and Ofer Ra‘anan of Ra‘anana contacted the Israel Antiquities Authority and…

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Online

The Dead Sea Scrolls are online

  The most recommended links to the Dead Sea Scrolls online. A project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, powered by Google technology. The Dead Sea Scrolls Online. The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. ” The discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls in a remote Judean Desert cave in 1947 is widely considered the greatest archaeological event of…

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