KING DAVID’S PALACE ‘FOUND’ IN THE CITY SHAARAVIM WHERE HE’S SAID TO HAVE BATTLED WITH GOLIATH

An aerial photo of the what archeologists believe to be King David's palace

King David’s palace ‘found’ in the city where he’s said to have battled Goliath

  • Researchers believe they have discovered the palace of King David as well as a large store room of pots and ancient artefacts
  • Archeologists claim the ruins are the best example to date of the uncovered fortress city of Shaarayim in Israel
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OLDEST INSCRIPTION FOUND: JAR WITH 3,000-YEAR-OLD INSCRIPTION FOUND IN JERUSALEM, TEXT DATED BACK TO KING DAVID’S TIME

Jar fragment bearing an inscription in a Canaanite language that was unearthed near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar.( photo credit: Dr. Eilat Mazar/ Noga Cohen-Aloro)

Oldest inscription found in Jerusalem, but no one can read it

3,000-year-old text from King David’s time, in an unknown language on the top of a jug, is earliest alphabetical writing ever found in holy city Continue reading

EARTHQUAKE TABLE: TWO ISRAELI SCIENTISTS ARTHUR BRUTTER AND IDO BRUNO INVENTED TABLE THAT COULD WITHSTAND IMPACT UP TO ONE TON

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Earthquake-proof table invented to save the lives of millions of school children worldwide

  • Inventors hope the tables will spare the lives of people caught in unsound buildings during massive temblors like the 7.0 earthquake that leveled Haiti and killed 200,000 Continue reading

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: 2,800-YEAR-OLD KING DAVID’S STONE PILLAR IN BETHLEHEM TO REMAIN UNEXCAVATED UNTIL PALESTINIANS APPROVE

Find from era of King David may confirm Old Testament text — if politics don’t interfere

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    Binyamin Tropper/ Kfar Etzion Field School
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    A carved pillar discovered near Bethlehem may be linked to the Biblical King of Kings, David himself, or perhaps validate the scope of wise Solomon’s majestic kingdom.
  • If they ever get around to digging it up, that is.

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DEAD SEA SCROLLS FRAGMENTS UP FOR SALE, GENESIS PIECE FOR $40 MILLION, ISRAELI GOVERNMENT NOT HAPPY

In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd in the Judean desert alongside the Dead Sea cast a stone inside a cave and heard a breaking noise. Inside a cave he saw one of the most important discoveries in history, clay jars with rolled-up ancient scrolls inside made of animal skin parchment written 2,000 years ago, 80 years before the birth of Jesus, 90% written in ancient Hebrew while the rest in Greek and Aramaic . He and his companions later found a total of seven scrolls . They sold three of the scrolls through antiquities dealer to a Hebrew University professor and remaining four to a Christian cobbler in Bethlehem named Kando who later sold it to the archbishop of the Assyrian Orthodox Church.

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the archbishop went to U.S. carrying the smuggled Dead Sea scrolls and sold them at Wall Street Journal classified ads which was bought through a front man by Israeli war hero and archaeologist Yigael Yadin. In  the 1967 Six-Day War, Israeli soldiers went to Kando’s house in Bethlehem to look for the rumored very important scroll kept inside his house. Kando told them after a brief imprisonment about the scroll, which he sold to Israeli government for $125,000, hidden inside a shoe box under a floor tile in his bedroom. The important scroll is the longest one ever found 26.7 feet long and is now called the Temple Scroll because it describes the construction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem that God gave to Moses in the desert.

But Kando kept some fragments of scrolls that he later put in a Swiss deposit box. when he died in 1993, his sons decided to sell it to a Norwegian businessman and Biblical manuscript collector Martin Schoyen who bought total of 115 parcels. When Schoyen can no longer afford to buy Dead Sea fragments due to financial loss years ago, William Kando decided to go to U.S. and sell the scrolls’ fragments.

Israel Antiquities Authority holds the largest collection with more than10,000 scroll fragments and still counting but what they are targeting right now is a well-preserved cereal-box size Genesis fragment that tells about Joseph written in ancient Paleo-Hebrew language and is up for sale for $40 million. Five years ago William Kando tried to sell it for $1.2 to Israeli diamond billionaire Shlomo Moussaieff  who offered to buy to give it Israel’s antiquities authority but refused when the price was deemed too high. Israel government believes Kando still holds 20 scroll fragments and they are keeping tabs on any sales from Kando as they believe the Dead Sea Scrolls are Israel’s national treasures. Christian colleges and evangelical collectors in America have spent millions buying the scroll fragments which the Israeli antiquities and institutions refused to do according to William Kando because they can’t afford them.

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OBAMA’S LIMO BROKE DOWN AND TOWED DURING TRIP TO ISRAEL

President Barack Obama and his daughter, Malia...

President Barack Obama and his daughter, Malia, wave to the crowd from inside the presidential limousine as it makes its way down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2009 presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During Obama‘s first visit to Israel today, Obama’s $1.5 million armored limo, also known as “The Beast”, broke down and has to be towed. There are reports the limo was filled with gasoline instead of diesel that’s why it broke down. Another reserve was brought in via Jordan to replace the original “Beast”.

The Beast is the world’s most high-tech, heavily armored vehicle in the world and gets 8 miles per gallon. It has 5-inch armor plating and interior sealed in case of chemical attack. But with the wrong fuel, the Beast still has an achilles heel.

Copyright 2013 Ketchie V. Schauf