Ancient tablet echoes Bible passage 
 
JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 —  Israeli geologists said Monday they have examined a stone tablet detailing repair plans for the Jewish Temple of King Solomon that, if authenticated, would be a rare piece of physical evidence confirming biblical narrative. The find is about the size of a legal pad, with a 15-line inscription in ancient Hebrew that strongly resembles descriptions in the Bible’s Book of Kings. 
 
The tablet could also strengthen Jewish claims to a disputed holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City that is now home to two major mosques. Muslim clerics insist, despite overwhelming archaeological evidence, that no Jewish shrine ever stood at the site. That claim was made by Palestinian officials in failed negotiations with Israel in 2000 over who would be sovereign there. The sandstone tablet has a 15-line inscription in ancient Hebrew that resembles descriptions in Kings II, 12:1-6, 11-17, said Israel’s Geological Survey, which examined the artifact. The words refer to King Joash, who ruled the area 2,800 years ago. In it, the king tells priests to take “holy money ... to buy quarry stones and timber and copper and labor to carry out the duty with faith.” If the work is completed well, “the Lord will protect his people with blessing,” reads the last sentence of the inscription...

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Do you think the stone tablet recently found in Israel proves there was once a Jewish shrine at the site, as the Bible indicated?
Ancient tablet echoes Bible passage

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 — Israeli geologists said Monday they have examined a stone tablet detailing repair plans for the Jewish Temple of King Solomon that, if authenticated, would be a rare piece of physical evidence confirming biblical narrative. The find is about the size of a legal pad, with a 15-line inscription in ancient Hebrew that strongly resembles descriptions in the Bible’s Book of Kings.

The tablet could also strengthen Jewish claims to a disputed holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City that is now home to two major mosques. Muslim clerics insist, despite overwhelming archaeological evidence, that no Jewish shrine ever stood at the site. That claim was made by Palestinian officials in failed negotiations with Israel in 2000 over who would be sovereign there. The sandstone tablet has a 15-line inscription in ancient Hebrew that resembles descriptions in Kings II, 12:1-6, 11-17, said Israel’s Geological Survey, which examined the artifact. The words refer to King Joash, who ruled the area 2,800 years ago. In it, the king tells priests to take “holy money ... to buy quarry stones and timber and copper and labor to carry out the duty with faith.” If the work is completed well, “the Lord will protect his people with blessing,” reads the last sentence of the inscription...

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19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/10/03 - 8:03:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Muslims believe in Solomon’s temple too. It’s a part of the common heritage that Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths share.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/10/03 - 8:11:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think it very well could. a shrine might have been nothing more than a tent and a few other things, which could be almost impossible to identify positively in an archelogical sense.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/03 - 8:42:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who cares
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/03 - 8:49:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm sure parts of the bible are quite good as historical records.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/03 - 9:13:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's what ancient Hebrew looked like? I'll be damned.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/03 - 9:02:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh no! They broke it! :P Ancient tablet broken in transit
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/5/05 - 2:03:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
oh wow..it broke?? i cant open up the link, it doesnt work anymore...any more news come out about this since the last post?
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/6/05 - 3:11:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Aww looks like it was fake...

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041224/w12 2430.html

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/9/05 - 11:24:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
looks like that url is fake...it doesnt work
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/10/05 - 2:47:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
most of the newer discoveries have been proven to be fake.



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