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Here's A Surprise...Bible Thumpers Are Full of Shit
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Here's A Surprise...Bible Thumpers Are Full of Shit
Who knew?

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https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.pre...-1.8492874

Quote:Ancient Place of Worship Found Near Jerusalem Challenges Assumptions About First Temple

At least the same size as Solomon’s Temple and resembling that structure’s description in the Bible, Motza temple was used for worship of both Yahweh and idols

Quote:The temple at Tel Motza was first found in the 1990s by Zvi Greenhut, now the head of the IAA’s Artifacts Treatment and Conservation Department. At least the same size as Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem and resembling that structure’s description in the Bible, the Motza temple was apparently used for parallel worship of both Yahweh and idols.

The Motza temple is one of just a few from the period to be uncovered, and the only one in the Jerusalem hills. No remains from Solomon’s Temple have ever been found. The presumption is that it was destroyed completely and buried during the huge project of building the Second Temple, in Herod’s time.


A second, just as likely presumption, is that Solomon's Temple...like Solomon himself...was nothing but a pipe dream of later writers who were trying to invent some sort of glorious past for their insignificant group of goat herders.
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#2

Here's A Surprise...Bible Thumpers Are Full of Shit
(02-09-2020, 01:49 AM)Minimalist Wrote: Who knew?

Big Grin 


https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.pre...-1.8492874

Quote:Ancient Place of Worship Found Near Jerusalem Challenges Assumptions About First Temple

At least the same size as Solomon’s Temple and resembling that structure’s description in the Bible, Motza temple was used for worship of both Yahweh and idols

Quote:The temple at Tel Motza was first found in the 1990s by Zvi Greenhut, now the head of the IAA’s Artifacts Treatment and Conservation Department. At least the same size as Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem and resembling that structure’s description in the Bible, the Motza temple was apparently used for parallel worship of both Yahweh and idols.

The Motza temple is one of just a few from the period to be uncovered, and the only one in the Jerusalem hills. No remains from Solomon’s Temple have ever been found. The presumption is that it was destroyed completely and buried during the huge project of building the Second Temple, in Herod’s time.


A second, just as likely presumption, is that Solomon's Temple...like Solomon himself...was nothing but a pipe dream of later writers who were trying to invent some sort of glorious past for their insignificant group of goat herders.

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Here's A Surprise...Bible Thumpers Are Full of Shit
(02-09-2020, 01:49 AM)Minimalist Wrote: Who knew?

Big Grin 


https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.pre...-1.8492874

Quote:Ancient Place of Worship Found Near Jerusalem Challenges Assumptions About First Temple

At least the same size as Solomon’s Temple and resembling that structure’s description in the Bible, Motza temple was used for worship of both Yahweh and idols

Quote:The temple at Tel Motza was first found in the 1990s by Zvi Greenhut, now the head of the IAA’s Artifacts Treatment and Conservation Department. At least the same size as Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem and resembling that structure’s description in the Bible, the Motza temple was apparently used for parallel worship of both Yahweh and idols.

The Motza temple is one of just a few from the period to be uncovered, and the only one in the Jerusalem hills. No remains from Solomon’s Temple have ever been found. The presumption is that it was destroyed completely and buried during the huge project of building the Second Temple, in Herod’s time.


A second, just as likely presumption, is that Solomon's Temple...like Solomon himself...was nothing but a pipe dream of later writers who were trying to invent some sort of glorious past for their insignificant group of goat herders.

1 Kings said he built such a place ... so why not. 
We know there were worship sites to multiple other deities in Jerusalem and other sites, (Dan, Beth-el, etc). 

But only partial truth about Tel Motza has come out. It had a huge temple/coffee-shop/matzo-ball soup/sushi/disco bar. 
Caravans came from far and wide to taste it's delicacies.
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Here's A Surprise...Bible Thumpers Are Full of Shit
Archaeologists have long since determined that the human "record" of history is about as reliable as a $2 watch.  They are forever annoying the shit out of religitards.

Must be why I like archaeologists so much!
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Gods are validated by buildings, sure.

Pretty sure little metal crosses worn around necks matter too.
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Quote:1 Kings said he built such a place ... so why not.

Ever heard of Shalmenessar V, king of Assyria?   That is the Greek transcription of his name.  In Akkadian it was "Šulmanu-ašarid"  Sulmanu.  Solomon.  I've never met a jesus freak who did not have a shitfit considering the ramifications of that fact!

Then there is Ain Dara.  

https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-arch...iew/26/3/1

Quote:A stunning parallel to Solomon’s Temple has been discovered in northern Syria.1 The temple at ‘Ain Dara has far more in common with the Jerusalem Temple described in the Book of Kings than any other known building. Yet the newly excavated temple has received almost no attention in this country, at least partially because the impressive excavation report, published a decade ago, was written in German by a Syrian scholar and archaeologist.2

Xhristards also have a problem with this fact, too.  They make up all sorts of excuses for why NOT A SINGLE RELIC of that alleged first temple has ever been found yet Ain Dara, Motza, Mt Gerazim, somehow manage to still make a mark on the landscape but not their precious - and historically invsible "Solomon" and his fucking bullshit temple.

Sucks to be them, eh?
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Here's A Surprise...Bible Thumpers Are Full of Shit
From what I read of archeological religious studies is that early Judaism was polytheisthic and pagan in nature before eventually transitioning to monotheism. Bet they don't reach that in their synagogues.
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#8

Here's A Surprise...Bible Thumpers Are Full of Shit
Nor do xhristards dare mention it in their churches.
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