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Recently we have seen quite a few false "end of the world" events and supposed prophecies such as the 2011 Harold Camping fiasco, the 2012 Mayan Calendar nonsense, and this year it was the 112th pope prophecy. Well at least we can put this 'Peter the Roman' hooey to rest now.
||Well another year and another false prophecy foiled yet again. When will we ever learn?|
So what's next? Well, some folks seem to think that the blood moons in 2014 and 2015 mean something. When that comes and goes, you can focus on Apophis. Hey remember, Sir Isaac Newton believed the end would come around 2060 or so.
Bottom line, there is always some date or event that people think signals the end of the world. If you find yourself getting too caught up in the emotionalism then read this.
|There is so much going on in the world that it is almost impossible to keep up with. I hope these videos will help you consider the true nature of the times we now live in.|
Some excavations draw attention because of the exciting dimensions of their discoveries. Many more compile important information from less dynamic discoveries that help us better understand the biblical world in its social context.
||EACH year several dozen institutional archaeological excavations and multiple more salvage excavations take place in the lands of the Bible.
Following are some of the most exciting discoveries announced in the past year, taken from the news digests of ARTIFAX magazine, and reported on The Book & The Spade radio program. Huqoq mosaic detail
#1) Huqoq Synagogue Mosaic The ancient village of Huqoq is located three miles west of the Sea of Galilee shore near the sites of Magdala and Capernaum. Excavated by archaeologist Jodi Magness, a Distinguished Professor of early Judaism at North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, the mosaic floor of this synagoue is of the highest quality. The mosaic depicts Samson tying the tails of foxes together and also shows two faces around an inscription. This synagogue dates several centuries after the time of Christ and is expected to provide new information about the development of synagogues in the Galilee.
#2) Cult Shrines from Khirbet Qeiyafa These shrines were actually discovered in 2011 excavations, but announced in the late spring of 2012 by archaeologist Yosel Garfinkel of Hebrew University. The shrines are evidence of worship that predates Solomon’s Temple by 30-40 years; shrines without cultic images that are different from Canaanite shrines and conform to the anaconic traditions of Judaism. Khirbet Qeiyafa overlooks the Elah Valley, about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem. First Temple Period Reservoir
#3) First Temple Period Reservoir This cistern is located near the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount, under Robinson’s Arch. With its 66,000 gallon capacity, this discovery provides new information about water consumption in the First Temple era of Jerusalem.
#4) Bethlehem Bullah A seal impression with three lines of script, this is the earliest mention of Bethlehem outside of the Bible. It was found during the sifting of material from City of David excavations. It is a fiscal bulla, related to taxing of shipments during the reign of a king around the time of Hezekiah, Manasseh, or Josiah.
#5) Jerusalem Seal An actual seal which says “Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho,” this seal was found near Robinson’s arch in the ruins of a building from the First Temple Period.
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