Posts Tagged ‘First Temple’

 

Dozens of seals and seal impressions from First Temple period found in City of David this year.

editor 8 September 2017

By Ruth Schuster.. Archaeologists believe illustrative impressions were used to seal deals during the First Temple period, lending credence to the theory that Jerusalem was administrative capital of Judean kingdom. Several dozen seals and seal impressions from the First Temple period, many with biblical-type names in ancient Hebrew text, have been found in this year’s excavations of the City of David. [Photo top right: Seals adorned with Biblical names were found by archaeologists at the City of David Excavation in Jerusalem. Credit: Eliyahu Yanai]. (more…)

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Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, raising alarm in Muslim world

editor 8 December 2013

By William Booth and Ruth Eglash.. JERUSALEM — A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital’s Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there.

Each week, hundreds of Jews ascend the creaky wooden ramp built above the Western Wall and enter what is often called the most contested real estate on Earth. Many then embark upon a game of hide-and-seek with their police escorts — whispering forbidden prayers while pretending to talk into cellphones, and getting in quick but banned bows by dropping coins and then bending to pick them up. (more…)

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