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The tiny clay seal's existence and age provide vivid evidence that Bethlehem was not just the name of a fabled biblical town, but also a bustling place of trade linked to the nearby city of Jerusalem, archaeologists said
The dig itself has raised controversy. It is being underwritten by an extreme-right wing Jewish organization that seeks to populate the crowded Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan with Jewish settlers, arguing that they have ancient links to the area. The dig is being undertaken in a national park in the area of Silwan, known to Jews as "the City of David." Shukron said the seal was found some months ago, but they needed time to confirm the identity of the artifact.
Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by babybunnies
That's exactly what I'm saying. Every scrap of evidence we unearth proves nothing about the words that may have been spoken. They only prove that someone was trying to make it look as though words were spoken...
For all we know, we've discovered the last traces of a massive conspiracy, and the Bible was written to cover it up.