Friday, February 26, 2010

Portions of King Solomon's Wall Found

A section of an ancient city wall of Jerusalem from the tenth century B.C.E., most likely built by King Solomon has been revealed in archaeological excavations directed by Dr. Eilat Mazar.

The section of the city wall revealed, 70 meters long and six meters high, is located between the old City of David and the southern wall of the Temple Mount where an Islam mosque is currently located..

Uncovered in the city wall complex are: an inner gatehouse for access into the royal quarter of the city, a royal structure adjacent to the gatehouse, and a corner tower that overlooks a substantial section of the adjacent Kidron valley.

A comparison of this latest finding with city walls and gates from the period of the First Temple, as well as pottery found at the site, have enabled authorities to determine that the wall is the very one which was built by King Solomon in Jerusalem in the latter part of the tenth century B.C.E. Figurines and seal impressions on jar handles with the word “to the king” were found in the area, testifying to their usage within the monarchy.

This finding has incensed Palestinians because it has caused Israel to dig in its heels against the Palestinian’s demands that the part of Jerusalem and the West Bank be given to the Palestinians. The Palestinians say they see this as a new plot to destroy their dream of an independent state with Jerusalem as their capital.

Netanyahu said the site must be preserved by the state because it shows Israelis owned the land in ancient times, a key element in Israelis' claim that they have a legitimate and historical right to this area. The Israeli government appears to be seeking to elevate the heritage issue, possibly to counter growing international outrage at Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

This latest discovery of the ancient stone fortifications in Jerusalem by Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar is likely to cause quite a storm in the unfolding conflict over both sides' claims to historical legitimacy as possessors of disputed lands.

Both Israel and the Palestinians claim the holy city as their capital. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of the state they are driving to proclaim. This new discovery however, establishes that Jews possessed the city of Jerusalem in the 10th century B.C., as described in the Bible.

In spite of the fact that Christianity sprang from Judaism, the European Union has called for Israel to divide the city of Jerusalem and give half the city to the Palestinians, leaving few others besides the United States as friends of Israel. This carefully orchestrated stance against Israel is largely a result of the Shadow Truth being implemented by Satan.

To find out just how much we as a society have been enticed to embrace the tenets of the dark side, read Shadow Truth: The Ultimate Deception by Larry J. Tate. Go to for more information.

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