Friday, January 9, 2009

First Temple Artifact found?

The Israeli press is reporting the discovery of a small decorative pomegranate which may date from the First Temple period, and may have been associated with the the pomegranate ornamentation described in 1 Kgs 7:40-45.

Here is a Google translation of the Hebrew new report, which has a picture and a garbled discussion.

These types of discoveries are often overblown by both the archaeologists and the press (not to mention forgeries), so we'll need to wait and see how things develop to understand its real significance.

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