Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old ‘governor of Jerusalem’ seal impression
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A conservator shows a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem and was unearthed in excavations in the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem's Old City January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Nir Elias
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.
The artifact, inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script as “belonging to the governor of the city”, was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.
The impression, the size of a small coin, depicts two standing men, facing each other in a mirror-like manner and wearing striped garments reaching down to their knees. It was unearthed near the plaza of Judaism’s Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
“It supports the Biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago,” an Antiquities Authority statement quoted excavator Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah as saying.
Governors of Jerusalem, appointed by the king, are mentioned twice in the Bible, in 2 Kings, which refers to Joshua holding the position, and in 2 Chronicles, which mentions Masseiah in the post during the reign of Josiah.
The Antiquities Authority’s announcement came several weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a decision that overturned a decades-old policy on the status of the city and stirred Palestinian protests and international concern.
(Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Adrian Croft)
Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday warned Hamas of a tough response to “provocation”, after a projectile fired from Gaza saw the Jewish state retaliate with force.
Lieberman also said Israel would turn the Gaza Strip into a prosperous territory if its people toppled the enclave’s Islamist rulers, or if the militant group changed its ways.
His remarks came 10 days after a rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel without causing any casualties, triggering retaliatory tank fire and air strikes that wounded three Palestinians.
While Israel was not seeking a new war, “any provocation will be met with a powerful response,” Lieberman said, quoted by the website of COGAT, the defence ministry body responsible for coordinating Israeli activities in the Palestinian territories.
Israel has maintained a blockade of the enclave for the past 10 years, limiting the entry of goods and crippling the economy in a move it says is necessary to contain Hamas, with which it has fought three wars since 2008.
Lieberman said Hamas was responsible for the dire economic situation in Gaza, and vowed to help the territory if it ceased preparations to attack Israel, or if Gazans ousted the Islamists.
“The moment Hamas gives up on tunnels and rockets, we will be the first ones to invest and build them a seaport, an airport, and industrial zones by Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings,” he said.
“We can be partners to turning Gaza into the Singapore of the Middle East, but for that to happen the residents of Gaza need to get rid of the Hamas leadership.” yahoo news
Check this out for yourselves. Unbelievable .
Please see this article written by the Post Editorial Board in the New York Post
Hamas warns Israel against ‘foolishness’ after deadly strike (yahoo news)
Islamist movement Hamas on Sunday warned Israel against “foolishness” after an air strike by the Jewish state.
I forgot who was the one who shot first? Who are the ones that are killing Jews? Who are the ones that are stabbing and mauling the Jews? Who are the ones that are defending themselves? I guess it’s foolishness to defend oneself in a battle. You decide.
The Palestinians are stabbing people, killing people, throwing stones at people again. For what? Jewish people sitting down waiting for a bus get stabbed, Jewish people walking in the Old City of Jerusalem get attacked and stabbed, the Palestinians are killing and hurting innocent people who are minding their own business. The strange thing is a Palestinian attacks someone for no reason, it would be different in self defense. This isn’t the case though. Stabbings and attacks are now happening all over Israel and all we want is to live in a peaceful environment. I quote this from an article from the Yahoo News by Fare S. Akram ” Gaza-based Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meanwhile applauded the recent Palestinian stabbing attacks across Israel at a speech in Gaza, calling the surge in violence an intifada, or uprising. http://news.yahoo.com/israel-high-alert-days-palestinian-attacks-075201697.html
It is amazing to me how the militant Arabs start the trouble and blame Israel for the trouble they themselves are causing. They bully us and expect us to allow the stones to hit us and hurt us. They want war it is obvious, yet the world blames Israel for protecting it’s people. The people in Gaza shoot rockets into Israel and Israel gets blamed for protecting itself. Who shot first people?! Wake up , it doesn’t take a brain scientist to figure out whose to blame here.
I know one thing and that is the G-d of Israel will protect Israel and the Jewish people…period.
I have written a booklet to help people shop in Israel who cannot read or understand Hebrew. Please take a look here at the picture. You can purchase this book on line at amazon.com. It is also available as an e-book. “Israeli Shopping Guide” .
I encourage you to go and tour Israel, shop there, buy there, it’s a wonderful place. This place is so wonderful it’s been around for over 5000 years!