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.

Special Report: Current Status of the Tell Ain Dara Temple

03/09 | Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special   Read more…

Posted in News, Cultural Heritage, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

03/07 | In “Kadesh-Barnea—In the Bible and on the Ground” in the September/October 2015 issue of BAR, David Ussishkin, Lily Singer-Avitz and Hershel Shanks explore the archaeological evidence uncovered at Tell el-Qudeirat—believed   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Places, Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

03/06 | The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, Temple at Jerusalem.

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