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Understanding the Jewish Menorah

10/27 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

Posted in Temple at Jerusalem.

Jews in Roman Turkey

10/02 | Recent excavations in Limyra, Turkey, have uncovered a mysterious building near the city’s east gate. Although the structure has been only partially excavated, Jewish iconography and architectural features have already   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Did I Find King David’s Palace?

05/12 | Digging just south of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Eilat Mazar uncovered a monumental building from the tenth century B.C.—the right time and the right place for David’s royal residence.   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible, Jerusalem, People in the Bible.


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