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A stone seal bearing the name of one of the families who acted as servants in the First Temple and then returned to Jerusalem after being exiled to Babylonia has been uncovered in an archeological excavation in Jerusalem's City of David, a prominent Israeli archeologist said Wednesday.
The 2,500-year-old black stone seal, which has the name "Temech" engraved on it, was found earlier this week amid stratified debris in the excavation under way just outside the Old City walls ....
Originally posted by yahn goodey
Re:you and i can accept this as being true---but islamic extremists will deny that jews ever were even there----no matter how much archaeological artifacts are dug up all the way back to 1330 bce when the jews first captured jerusalem from the canaanites.
Where did the name Palestine come from?
The Philistines were not Arabs nor even Semites, they were most closely related to the Greeks originating from Asia Minor and Greek localities. They did not speak Arabic. They had no connection, ethnic, linguistic or historical with Arabia or Arabs.
Originally posted by dbates
reply to post by buddhasystem
You do realize that Islam was created around 400 A.D. don't you?
The Bible refers to the Temech family: "These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city." [Nehemiah 7:6]... "The Nethinim [7:46]"... The children of Temech." [7:55].
The seal, which was bought in Babylon and dates to 538-445 BCE, portrays a common and popular cultic scene, Mazar said.
The 2.1 x 1.8-cm. elliptical seal is engraved with two bearded priests standing on either side of an incense altar with their hands raised forward in a position of worship.
A crescent moon, the symbol of the chief Babylonian god Sin, appears on the top of the altar.
Originally posted by Arcane Demesne
Also, one seal hardly 'verifies' a book of the bible. All it verifies is a seal, and possible structure. That's like saying finding the ark of the covenant verifies indiana jones....
Originally posted by Nohup
An appropriate analogy might be to say that the discovery of a bit of rock with the name "Jupiter" on it verifies the reality and existence of the entire Greek pantheon.
Originally posted by Gools
Would you people please learn to use the "REPLY TO:" function instead of quoting the entire post you are responding to!