Recent Archaeological Reports

About half a dozen new excavation reports were published yesterday at the IAA’s Hadashot Arkheologiyot, including three from Jerusalem: Mishkenot Sha’ananim – a section of the Low-Level Aqueduct from the Roman-Byzantine period and an earlier unknown period. This aqueduct brought water from Solomon’s Pools to Jerusalem. St. Claire’s Monastery, Talpiot – a section of the High-Level Aqueduct from the 1st-2nd centuries AD. Zedekiah’s Cave – co-sponsored by the [Ron] Wyatt Museum of Tennessee, this 2011 excavation focused on two areas in the lower level of the cave. Remains were found from the Arab and Crusader periods, but the ark of the covenant was not located. All reports include maps, plans, and photographs. Several other discoveries have been mentioned in recent days: Byzantine-era remains of Jewish town found 9 miles (15 km) north of Beersheba will require the re-routing of Israel’s new north-south toolway. Imported pottery from Cyprus discovered at Tel Burna in the Shephelah has been photographed. A figurine was discovered on the surface of Tell es-Safi/Gath by a student. 5386-6 Water channel excavated at St. Claire’s Monastery. Photo by IAA.


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  1. Good afternoon. My name is Cheri Bom.
    I am in the process of writing a booklet that will be used first for our church youth and then possibly in the community and/or our local pregnancy resource center. Not sure how the Lord will lead in this yet. The booklet is ready for the designer, and I am collecting permissions for pictures that I would like to use.
    The booklet is mostly for high school, college age, and early career age, but I hope anyone can profit by it. It will consist of teaching them that they are made in the image of God, that He loves them unconditionally, that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. I was wondering if you could guide me to any free pictures you might have that I could use to show readers what the Wilderness Tabernacle and Solomon’s temple looked like, if possible free ones from your newsletters.
    I will include a section on the issues of abortion, the pathway to reconciliation, and a section on how to accept Jesus as Saviour and Lord.
    I do not plan to use this booklet for profit or charge for it. I love the Lord and young people, and I want to teach them about Jesus.
    Thank you for whatever help you can give me.

    Cheri Bom
    [email protected]

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