Tag: Temple of King Solomon

The Temple of King Solomon is the fabled Jerusalem sanctuary described in such exacting detail in 1 Kings 6, and was no doubt one the most stunning achievements of King Solomon in the Bible, For centuries, scholars have searched in vain for any remnant of Solomon’s Temple, yet nothing of the building itself has been found because excavation on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the site of the Temple of King Solomon, is impossible.

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

07/15 | The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Biblical Archaeology Topics, Hebrew Bible.

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

06/26 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Hebrew Bible, Temple at Jerusalem.

Who Were the Hittites?

06/21 | Archaeology tells us a lot about the Hittites—and the Neo-Hittites too. But it’s hard to reconcile this with the Hittites of the Bible.   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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