Thursday, May 10, 2012

Archology, Worship, and King David

Thursday after Easter 5
May 10, 2012

The Lord be with you

Hebrew University archaeologist finds the first evidence of a cult in Judah at the time of King David 

Discovery has implications for our understanding of Solomon’s Temple

Prof. Yosef Garfinkel, the Yigal Yadin Professor of Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced today the discovery of objects that for the first time shed light on how a cult was organized in Judah at the time of King David. During recent archaeological excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified city in Judah adjacent to the Valley of Elah, Garfinkel and colleagues uncovered rich assemblages of pottery, stone and metal tools, and many art and cult objects. These include three large rooms that served as cultic shrines, which in their architecture and finds correspond to the biblical description of a cult at the time of King David.

This discovery is extraordinary as it is the first time that shrines from the time of early biblical kings were uncovered. Because these shrines pre-date...

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Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert

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