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
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Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert