Saturday, 31 August 2013

Canaanite cult ritual stone unearthed

Kenneth Gilmore
Kenneth Gilmore 29 augustus 14:59
Via the Jewish Press website:

"An archaeological discovery in the Tel Rechesh excavations at the Tabor River Reserve in northern Israel: a joint archaeological expedition, which included researchers from the University of Tenri, Japan, and the Institute of Archaeology of Galilee Kinneret Academic College, have unearthed a Canaanite cult ritual stone. The excavations in this area have been going on for six years now. The same excavations also revealed large parts of a Jewish farmhouse dating back to the Second Temple. Researchers were able to establish that this was a place of Jewish dwellers based on typical stone tools, oil lamps and coins minted in the city of Tiberias. “The diggers received a big surprise,” said Chairman of the Institute of Archaeology of Galilee Kinneret Academic College Dr. Mrdechai Avi’am. “In the ruins of the second floor of the farmhouse, they discovered a Canaanite cult statue, similar to a statue that stood in the sanctuary of a temple which is yet to be located.”
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The Second Jewish Temple. Model in the Israel Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/canaanite-altar-discovered-in-northern-israel/2013/08/28/
Canaanite Altar Discovered in Northern Israel Jewish Press Staff
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Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.
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