Stone Weight Used in Commerce During First Temple Period Discovered Near Western Wall in Jerusalem

Stone Weight Used in Commerce During First Temple Period Discovered Near Western Wall in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — A limestone weight that dates to the First Temple era and may have been used in marketplace commerce or for the acquirement of animals to sacrifice was recently discovered in Jerusalem during a soil sift from an excavation near the Western Wall. The weight, inscribed with a symbol representing the word “shekel,” was […]

Stone Capitals From a ‘Royal Estate’ During First Temple Period Unearthed in Israel

Stone Capitals From a ‘Royal Estate’ During First Temple Period Unearthed in Israel

JERUSALEM — Stone capitals and window frames from a “royal estate” dating sometime between the reign of King Hezekiah and King Josiah (600-700 B.C.) were recently unearthed during an excavation on the Armon Hanatziv (Commissioner’s Palace) Promenade, south of Old City Jerusalem. “A rare, impressive, and very special collection of several dozen adorned architectural stone artifacts, […]

Stamp and Seal Impression Found in Jerusalem Point to Restoration of City During Times of Ezra, Nehemiah

Stamp and Seal Impression Found in Jerusalem Point to Restoration of City During Times of Ezra, Nehemiah

JERUSALEM — An excavation in Jerusalem Walls National Park that yielded a rare stamp and seal impression dating back to the Persian era is stated to provide evidence for the restoration of Jerusalem during the times of Ezra and Nehemiah, as chronicled in the Scriptures. “The finding of the stamp and seal impression in the […]

Federal Authorities Announce Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Museum of the Bible

Federal Authorities Announce Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Museum of the Bible

(NBC News) — Federal authorities announced the forfeiture Monday of an ancient tablet inscribed with part of the Epic of Gilgamesh from a museum backed by the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby. The piece, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, bearing a version of what’s considered perhaps the world’s oldest work of literature, was […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Lodges Complaint Against Teacher for ‘Undermining Theory of Evolution’

Freedom From Religion Foundation Lodges Complaint Against Teacher for ‘Undermining Theory of Evolution’

HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. — A school district in New York says that it has addressed a public high school biology teacher — who has agreed to comply — after it received a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) that the teacher recently “undermin[ed] the theory of evolution” to students. FFRF sent a […]

Ruins of Temple Discovered in Biblical City of Lachish, Once Conquered by Joshua and the Israelites

Ruins of Temple Discovered in Biblical City of Lachish, Once Conquered by Joshua and the Israelites

TEL LACHISH — The ruins of what has been characterized as a Canaanite temple, along with numerous artifacts — including a gold-plated bottle referencing the historic Egyptian leader Rameses and two bronze “smiting gods”— have been unearthed in Lachish, the biblical city where the Scripture chronicles in the Book of Joshua that “the Lord delivered […]

Archaeologist Uncovers Artifacts Pointing to Site of Joshua-Era Israelite Tabernacle in Shiloh

Archaeologist Uncovers Artifacts Pointing to Site of Joshua-Era Israelite Tabernacle in Shiloh

SHILOH — A U.S.-based archaeologist and his dig team have uncovered a number of artifacts in the land of Shiloh on Israel’s West Bank that he believes point to a site where activity for the Israelite tabernacle, as outlined in the Old Testament, took place for more than 300 years. Scott Stripling with the Pennsylvania-based […]

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