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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

HUMAN BODY CHARGED WITH STATIC ELECTRICITY



“You are the light of the world..."(Matthew 5:14)


Light, like all other physical forces, has electric and magnetic effects.Our human body is charged by "light"or static electricity 2,000 yrs ago is already revealed in the bible

From the beginning of time, except for the past few generations, humans lived their entire lives

primarily in direct physical contact with the earth; therefore, it is assumed that humans throughout

evolution were naturally grounded.




In modern times, humans have insulated themselves from contact with the earth by wearing

synthetic soled shoes and living in homes that elevate the body above the earth. Consequently,

humans are no longer naturally grounded and now the body becomes charged with static electricity

and radiated electric fields can now create unnatural weak electric currents with-in the body. 




This work provides evidence that loss of natural ground allows extraneous electricity to interfere

with and stress the normal bioelectrical activities of the body, which thereby interferes with natural

health and sleep.




Today everyone is physically stressed, their muscles are tense, back and joint pain are the norm and

most do not sleep well. These conditions all relate to excess stimulation of the nervous system

and/or interference of the bio-electrical communications between cells.




For instance, muscles only respond to bio-electrical communications from nerves. When these

communications are interfered with muscles become tense and remain tight. This leads to fatigue,

skeletal problems and pain.




To what extent do EMFs create abnormal electrical activity in/or on the body? In 1995 the National

Institute of Environmental Health Sciences [NIEHS] and the US Department of Energy [DOE]

stated that common exposure to electric and magnetic fields [EMFs] from household electrical

wires now produce unnatural weak electric currents between human cells. In other words 24 hours a

day if you live and sleep in a modern home. 




These unnatural currents in the body are the direct result of the body being insulated from ground

contact. The question is do these currents along with the static electricity created on the body from

carpets etc. interfere with normal bioelectrical functions.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ALMOND TREE MEDICINAL USE




"... the almond tree shall flourish,..."(Ecle.12:5)


Being a good source of vegetable protein and calcium, almond occupies a special place in the list of dishes of vegetarian nature. It finds a special favor from lactose-intolerant people for its usefulness in strengthening bones due to richness in bone-building mineral (Ca). Alpha-tocopherol, a component of vitamin E, present in almond is considered beneficial in prevention of cancer. Biotin is known to promote hair growth and prevention of premature greying of hairs. Almond is rich in biotin and reported to be an excellent source of biotin. Consumption of skinned almonds is believed to delay aging process due to the presence of various polyphenols in the skin. Almond tree, a small deciduous tree with a 12 inches trunk, may grow to a height of 10 meters and a true gift to humanity to keep people physically and mentally fit in most respects. Tree is a member of Rosaceae family and belongs to genus Prunus. It is known botanically by the name ofPrunus dulcis in the Plantae kingdom. Although tree takes 5-6 years to attain full maturity, it starts bearing fruits when in third year of its growth.

Nutritional facts: Almond nuts have very high nutritional standards and kernels of the almond are highly delicious. High levels of monounsaturated fat along with polyunsaturated fat and omega-6 fatty acids are present in the almonds.


One ounce (28 g) of almonds provide 21 percent of daily requirement of fat, 2 percent of carbohydrates, 14% of dietary fibers, 7% of Ca, 20% of magnesium, 15% of phosphorous and 6% of iron of an adult. One ounce of almonds provide more protein (6 g) than provided by an egg. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. Manganese, copper and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) are other nutrients found in good amounts in almonds.

Common uses: The oil obtained from almond kernels is used in confectionery, pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations. Research findings suggest that almonds are more beneficial to health than assumed to be by the people. Almonds are mostly used as ripe but green almond is also considered a great table delicacy. Sweet almonds are used for human consumption and bitter almond kernels in perfume, pharmaceuticals, and a small amount is used in making pastries. Chemical industry utilizes the by-products of almond.


Medicinal uses:

Almonds had several substances as their chemical constituents such as 'quercetin' and 'kaempferol' (two flavonoids) that play strong suppressors of lung and prostate tumor growth and inhibit the tumor cell growth in culture in the studies at Pennsylvania State University.
Breast cancer cell growth is also reported to get inhibited on being exposed to cancer-causing agents as evident from other research findings.
For diabetic patients, almond butter is regarded as a good choice for fulfilling the fat requirement
Almonds are used to improve memory and weakness of the brain. It involve mixing of almond oil with milk for internal consumption, as nasal drops or applied externally on the head, soaking overnight and consuming after mixing with butter and sugar.
Consumption of almond paste with warm milk is believed to improve the vision and remove the cough.


Almond fruit is very much relished by the Indians due to its highly nourishing and great medicinal value. It is eaten raw and used in confectionery and very valuable oil called 'Badam Roghan' is extracted from its kernels.


Cosmetic uses of almonds: 


Almond oil is used alone or as a mixture after blending with any of these depending on the use like coconut oil, castor oil, few strand of saffron, vitamin E capsules, and fresh lemon juice. 

In ancient India, people used a paste made of crushed almonds as a body cleanser.
Almond oil is believed to keep hairs soft and shiny.
Regular use of almond oil mixed with honey or castor oil is reported to provide lips and skin of the face a natural color, glow, fairness and softness.
A mix of honey and almond oil clears black circles under the eyes.
Softness and glow is further enhanced with regular use of almond oil blended with fresh lemon juice.
Application of paste, made after soaking almonds overnight, on spots caused by small pox is known to have healing effect.
Consumption of few nuts help in healing of cracks on the lips
Continuous intake of overnight soaked almonds with bread, sugar and butter for few months help gain body weight in weak people

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ANG IISANG DIOS AMA SA 1 CORINTO 8:6



Nguni't sa ganang atin ay may isang Dios lamang, ang Ama, na buhat sa kaniya ang lahat ng mga bagay, at tayo'y sa kaniya; at isa lamang Panginoon, si Jesucristo, na sa pamamagitan niya ang lahat ng mga bagay, at tayo'y sa pamamagitan niya. (1Cor.8:6)



Paano ba ang tamang pag -unawa sa talata na ito ,una naniniwala naman tayo na may isang Dios lamang yon ang Ama,na buhat sa kaniya ang lahat ng mga bagay .



Itong isang Dios na "Ama" hindi lang ito tumutukoy sa Ama ng ating Panginoong  Jesu Cristo.(1 Cor.1:3) na nasa mga langit.(Mat.6:9) kundi tumutukoy din ito sa Anak o sa ating Panginoong Jesu Cristo sapagkat ang Anak ay tinatawag rin na  Makapangyarihang Dios at walang hanggang Ama.



"Sapagka't sa atin ay ipinanganak ang isang bata, sa atin ay ibinigay ang isang anak na lalake; at ang pamamahala ay maaatang sa kaniyang balikat: at ang kaniyang pangalan ay tatawaging Kamanghamangha, Tagapayo, Makapangyarihang Dios, Walang hanggang Ama, Pangulo ng Kapayapaan.(Isaiah 9:6)



Si Cristo ang isang bata na ipinanganak na kung saan ang pamamahala ay maatang sa kaniyang balikat at ang kanyang pangalan ay tatawaging Kamanghamangha , Tagapayo ,Makapagyarihang Dios ,at WALANG HANGGANG AMA.



Samakatuwid hindi lang ang  Dios AMA  ang tinatawag na AMA kundi tumutukoy din ito sa ANAK (JESU CRISTO).

Ito ang isang ISANG "AMA " (Echad -AB) sa Malakias 2:10


"Wala baga tayong lahat na isang(Echad)  ama (Ab)? hindi baga isang Dios ang lumalang sa atin?



Sapagkat ang Panginoong Jesu Cristo ay naging Ama sa kanyang mga alagad at  tinawag niya ang kanyang mga alagad na kanyang mga "anak".(Mat.9:22, Juan 13:33,Juan 21:5,Apoc 21:6-7)


Kung Paano may Isang  Panginoon lamang si Jesu Cristo,pero pansinin natin na itong isang Panginoon hindi lang ito tumutukoy sa panginoong Jesu Cristo kundi ang Ama tinatawag ring Panginoon.(Luc.10:21) at  maging Espiritu santo tinatawag rin na panginoon.(2 Cor.3:17) ito ang ISANG PANGINOON.(Zac.14:9)


Sa Kristiano-Ang AMA (Yahuwah)  ay  Panginoon , Ang ANAK (Jesu Cristo) ay  Panginoon at ang Banal na Espiritu ay Panginoon rin  .



kaya sa pagiging isang panginoon hindi ito iisa na "absulute" kundi iisang panginoon na "Unified One" o "Echad" sa Hebreo(Deut.6:4,Marcus 12:29) na binubuo ng Ama, Anak at Banal na Espiritu.(Mat.28:19)

Pag sinamba mo ang Ama nasasamba mo rin ang Anak o panginoong  "Jesu cristo at ang Banal na Espiritu.? Ang Pagsamba sa Ama ay pagsamba sa Anak at sa Espiritu Santo ,at ang Pagsamba sa Anak ay pag-samba sa Ama at sa Espiritu Santo , at ang Pagsamba sa Espiritu Santo ay pagsamba rin sa Ama at Anak .(Mateo 4:10) sapagkat ang Panginoong Dios na sasambahin ay Ang Ama at ang Anak.(Awit 110:1,Heb.1:8-10) at ang Banal na Espiritu.(2Cor.3:17,Heb.3:7-11,9:14)



"Upang papurihan ng lahat ang Anak, na gaya rin ng kanilang pagpapapuri sa Ama. Ang hindi nagpapapuri sa Anak ay hindi nagpapapuri sa Ama na sa kaniya'y nagsugo. (Juan 5:23)

Ang pagpuri sa Anak ay  gaya ng pag-puri sa Ama at ang hindi nagpupuri sa Anak ay hindi nagpupuri sa Amang nagsugo sa kaniya .

Ang pananalangin o pagsamo at pagdaing ay nauukol rin sa AMA.(Mat.6:9) sa ANAK.(Mga Gawa 7:55-60) at sa Espiritu Santo.(Judas 1:20)

"..... at ang tumatanggap sa akin ay tinatanggap ang nagsugo sa akin. (Mat.10:40)

kaya pag tinanggap mo si Cristo maging ang Ama na nagsugo sa kanya natatanggap mo.

"At si Jesus ay sumigaw at nagsabi, Ang sumasampalataya sa akin, ay hindi sa akin sumasampalataya, kundi doon sa nagsugo sa akin. At ang nakakita sa akin, ay nakakita doon sa nagsugo sa akin. (Juan 12:44-45)Sumampalataya sa Dios Ama at sumampalataya rin sa Kanyang Bugtong na Anak na si Jesu Cristo.(Juan 14:1)

Sabi ng ating Panginoong Jesu Cristo ang sumampalataya sa kanya at hindi sa kanya sumampalataya kundi doon sa Ama na nagsugo sa kaniya at ang nakakita sa kanya ay nakakita duon sa Ama na nagsugo sa kaniya. (Juan 14:8-9)

"Sa kaniya nga'y kanilang sinabi, Saan naroroon ang iyong Ama? Sumagot si Jesus, Hindi ninyo nakikilala ako, ni ang aking Ama: kung ako'y inyong makilala, ay makikilala rin ninyo ang aking Ama. (Juan 8:19)

Ang kumikilala sa Anak o sa Panginoong Jesu cristo ay kumikilala sa kanyang Ama.

"Nang siya nga'y makalabas na, ay sinabi ni Jesus, Ngayon ay niluluwalhati ang Anak ng tao, at ang Dios ay niluluwalhati sa kaniya: (Juan 13:31)

Pag niluluwalhati ang Anak o ang Panginoong Jesu Cristo ang Ang Dios Ama ay niluluwalhati sa kaniya...ang Ama ay lumuwalhati sa pamamagitan ng Anak.(Juan 14:13)

Ang napopoot sa Anak ay napopoot sa Ama?

"Ang napopoot sa akin ay napopoot din naman sa aking Ama.(Juan 15:23)

Ang lahat ng sa Ama ay sa Anak rin?

"Ang lahat ng mga bagay na nasa Ama ay akin: (Juan 16:15,Juan 17:10)

Ang Pagsamba sa Anak o sa Panginoong Jesu Cristo ay sa ikaluluwalhati ng Dios Ama?

" Kaya siya naman ay pinakadakila ng Dios, at siya'y binigyan ng pangalang lalo sa lahat ng pangalan; Upang sa pangalan ni Jesus ay iluhod ang lahat ng tuhod, ng nangasa langit, at ng nangasa ibabaw ng lupa, at ng nangasa ilalim ng lupa, At upang ipahayag ng lahat ng mga dila na si Jesucristo ay Panginoon, sa ikaluluwalhati ng Dios Ama. (Fil.2:9-11)

Ang Tumanggi sa Ama at sa Anak ay Anti -Kristo?

"Sino ang sinungaling kundi ang tumatanggi na si Jesus ay siyang Cristo? Ito ang anticristo, sa makatuwid ay ang tumatanggi sa Ama at sa Anak. (1 Juan 2:22)

Ang naglilingkod sa Ama.(Mat.4:10) ay nagliligkod din sa Anak.(Efe.6:5-6) at sa Banal na Espiritu Santo.(Fil.3:3)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

DESERT LAND OF ISRAEL PROPHECHY



For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.(Isaiah 55:10-13)


Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One ofIsrael. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it. Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. (Isaiah 41:16-21)

The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.(Isaiah 60:3)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BABIES LEARN TO RECOGNIZE WORDS AND SOUND IN THE WOMB



Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God. And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.(Isaiah 49:1-5)




Babies learn to recognize words and sounds in the womb, scientists say. And the baby does so well at recognizing the words that he or she has memories of them after birth, research shows.

It may seem implausible that fetuses can listen to speech within the womb, but the sound-processing parts of their brain become active in the last trimester of pregnancy, and sound carries fairly well through the mother’s abdomen. “If you put your hand over your mouth and speak, that’s very similar to the situation the fetus is in,” says cognitive neuroscientist Eino Partanen of the University of Helsinki. “You can hear the rhythm of speech, rhythm of music, and so on.”


A 1988 study suggested that newborns recognize the theme song from their mother’s favorite soap opera. More recent studies have expanded on the idea of fetal learning, indicating that newborns already familiarized themselves with sounds of their parent’s native language; one showed that American newborns seem to perceive Swedish vowel sounds as unfamiliar, sucking on a high-tech pacifier to hear more of the new sounds. Swedish infants showed the same response to English vowels.

But those studies were based on babies’ behaviors, which can be tricky to test. Partanen and his team decided instead to outfit babies with EEG sensors to look for neural traces of memories from the womb. “Once we learn a sound, if it’s repeated to us often enough, we form a memory of it, which is activated when we hear the sound again,” he explains. This memory speeds up recognition of sounds in the learner’s native language and can be detected as a pattern of brain waves, even in a sleeping baby.

The team gave expectant women a recording to play several times a week during their last few months of pregnancy, which included a made-up word, “tatata,” repeated many times and interspersed with music. Sometimes the middle syllable was varied, with a different pitch or vowel sound. By the time the babies were born, they had heard the made-up word, on average, more than 25,000 times. And when they were tested after birth, these infants’ brains recognized the word and its variations, while infants in a control group did not, Partanen’s group reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Babies who had heard the recordings showed the neural signal for recognizing vowel and pitch changes in the pseudoword, and the signal was strongest for the infants whose mothers played the recording most often. They were also better than the control babies at detecting other differences in the syllables, such as vowel length. “This leads us to believe that the fetus can learn much more detailed information than we previously thought,” Partanen says, and that the memory traces are detectable after birth.

BIBLICAL HERITAGE





I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees: (Ecle.2:4-6)


 ANCIENT GARDEN IN RAMAT RAHEL 

Tel Aviv — Researchers have long been fascinated by the secrets of Ramat Rahel, located on a hilltop above modern-day Jerusalem. The site of the only known palace dating back to the kingdom of Biblical Judah, digs have also revealed a luxurious ancient garden. Since excavators discovered the garden with its advanced irrigation system, they could only imagine what the original garden might have looked like in full bloom — until now.

Using a unique technique for separating fossilized pollen from the layers of plaster found in the garden’s waterways, researchers from Tel Aviv University’s Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology have now been able to identify what grew in the ancient royal gardens of Ramat Rahel. And based on the garden’s archaeological clues, they have been able to reconstruct the layout of the garden.

According to professor Oded Lipschits, Ph.D., Yuval Gadot, Ph.D., and Dafna Langgut, Ph.D., the garden featured the expected local vegetation, such as common fig and grapevine, but also included a bevy of exotic plants such as citron and Persian walnut trees. The citron, which apparently emigrated from India via Persia, made its first appearance in the modern-day Middle East in Ramat Rahel’s royal garden.

One of the unique features of Ramat Rahel’s garden is its advanced irrigation system. The scope of the garden is even more impressive, says Gadot, because there was no permanent water source at the site. Rainwater was efficiently collected and distributed throughout the garden with aesthetic water installations that included pools, underground channels, tunnels and gutters.

These installations finally allowed researchers to uncover what they had been searching for. Early attempts to remove pollen grains from the site’s soil in order to reconstruct the botanical components of the garden were unfruitful because the pollen had oxidized. But after noticing that the channels and pools themselves were coated with plaster, probably due to renovation, the researchers theorized that if the plaster had ever been renewed while the garden was in bloom, pollen could have stuck to the wet plaster, acting as a “trap,” and dried within it. Luckily, this hunch proved to be correct.

While some plaster layers included only typical native vegetation, one of the layers, dated to the Persian period (the fifth-fourth centuries B.C.E.), also included local fruit trees, ornamentals and imported trees from far-off lands. “This is a very unique pollen assemblage,” explains Langgut, a pollen expert. Among the unusual vegetation are willow and poplar, which required irrigation in order to grow in the garden; ornamentals such as myrtle and water lilies; native fruit trees including the grape vine, common fig and olive; and imported citron, Persian walnut, cedar of Lebanon and birch trees. Researchers theorize that these exotics were imported by the ruling Persian authorities from remote parts of the empire to flaunt the power of their imperial administration.

This is the first time that the exact botanical elements have been reconstructed in an ancient royal garden, say the researchers. The botanical and archaeological information they have collected will help them to recreate the garden so that visitors can soon experience the floral opulence of Ramat Rahel.

In their migrations, human beings distributed different plants and animals throughout the world, mostly for economic purposes, says Gadot. In contrast, at Ramat Rahel, royalty designed the garden with the intent of impressing visitors with wealth and worldliness.

Certainly, the decision to import various trees has had a lasting impact on the region and on Judaism as well, says Lipschits. The citron tree, for example, which made its first appearance in Israel in this garden, has worked its way into Jewish tradition. The citron, or etrog, is one of the four species of plants used at Sukkot, and the earliest appearance of these species was at the garden of Ramat Rahel.


ANCIENT POOLS OF BETHESDA

This is a model of Jerusalem as it appeared in 70 AD. Notice the two pools that made up the Pools of Bethesda. The south and north pools can be seen, along with the five colonnaded porches that surrounded it. Each of the four sides had a colonnaded porch. The fifth colonnaded porch would be the covered dam that separated the two pools.



The area of the Pools of Bethesda has always had a source of water. In the days of the Old Testament, the area was outside the city of Jerusalem to the north. It had a large pool that shepherds used and was called the Sheep Pool. The gate on the north side of Jerusalem was thus called the Sheep Gate. In the 700’s BC a dam was built to turn the spring into a reservoir that would collect rain water which could then be channeled into the city. The area was associated with sheep, sacrifice, and the Temple because of its proximity to the Temple.

The Hasmoneans added a second pool on the south side of the dam and covered the channel to improve water quality. This site was uncovered in 1888 by K. Schick, but it had been known about since the days of the Byzantines and Crusaders, as evidenced by the remains of the church that was built over it. No ancient Jewish writers refer to this pool, although Josephus did write of the Pool of the Sheep-market. Some early Christian writers recorded a spring of water here that flowed with a red, ruddy color that some
people have tried to associate with the blood of the Temple sacrifices. The spring that feeds the pools has been located, and water still collects in the lower areas.


ENGEENIRING BUILDER OF GREAT PALACE

Ruins at a 3,000-year-old fortified city give new insight into the biblical rule of King David, researchers in Israel say.


Archaeologists in Israel say they have found the remains of a 3,000-year-old biblical site, a "suburban palace" from the rule of King David.

Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Israel Antiquities Authority have been working at the site known as Khirbet Qeiyafa, 20 miles outside of Jerusalem, since 2007. But on Thursday they said they had uncovered the walls of a palace and storeroom that give new insight into the rule of King David.

The structures were part of a fortified city that was ruled from a central authority in Jerusalem and may have been the site of the biblical story of David and Goliath.



"This is indisputable proof of the existence of a central authority in Judah during the time of King David," lead archaeologists Yossi Garfinkel and Saar Ganor said.

But rival researchers dispute Garfinkel and Ganor's research, Haaretz reports, saying that their claims rely too heavily on a literal interpretation of the Bible and that a so-called "United Monarchy" ruled jointly by kings David and Solomon may never have existed at all.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the discovery of the biblical city led the Israel Antiquities Authority to "reject a proposal to build a new neighborhood close to the site, declaring the area and its surroundings a national park."

 POTTERY


This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.(Jeremiah 18:2-4)

Holy Land, c.1200 – 800 BC. Old Testament-period, late Bronze Age. Nice ceramic single-handle oil dispenser or juglet. The body squat and cylindrical with constricted neck, double-row handle and flared mouth with flattened rim. Intact, minor age cracks on base. 3 3/4". A very interesting vessel. Ex Los Angeles collection. #AH2002: $299
Old Testament-period Holy Land, late Bronze Age, c. 1200-1000 BC. Large creme buff single-handled dipper cup. Nice example with flared lip and raised knob on top of thick handle. Small area where it was burned in antiquity. 140x110 mm (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). ref: Amirian, R. Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land. Ex-Timeline Galleries, UK. Great big piece! #271020: $325
Holy Land. Iron Age, c. 1000 - 600 BC. Shallow terracotta bowl with low ring base and flattened rim. Dia: 4 7/8" (12.4 cm). Intact with age crack and some internal pitting, earthen deposits. Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970. #AH2010: $135
Old Testament-period Holy Land. Bronze Age Judaea, Third Millennium BC. Gorgeous red-ware terracotta single-handled footed cup. Intact with lovely red tone. FOUND IN JERUSALEM! Ex-Hamedian Galleries, Jerusalem. 85 mm (3 1/4") tall. #90915: $299
Ancient Holy Land, Judaea. Bronze Age, c. 2000-1500 BC. Small terracotta juglet. Wide body and arched handle comprised of two fused "straps". Some restoration. 84x87 mm (3 1/4 x 3 5/16"). #901269: $199
Palestine, Early Bronze Age, c. 3100 - 2900 BC. Nice terracotta amphoriskos, with net pattern painted in red around the bottom portion. Some minor rim chipping. H: 4 1/4" (10.8 cm). A very attractive example of early pottery from the Holy Land! Ex-Hamedian Gallery, Old City, Jerusalem. #861206: $375
Holy Land, c. 1,000 - 600 BC. Excellent large creme buff terracotta pitcher. Of nice, heavy construction, completely intact but with some minor chipping to rim. Earthen encrustation. 6" (15.2 cm) tall. Ex Midwest collection. Excellent display piece! #0910-141: $599

Holy Land, c. 1200 - 800 BC. Beautiful thin-walled terracotta bowl. Made of pink-orange clay body, nicely thrown with angled bottom and small disk base. H: 2" (5.1 cm); Dia: 4 1/2” (11.5 cm). Minor rim chipping, an attractive example! Ex-Hamedian Gallery, Old City, Jerusalem. #861200: $225
Old Testament-period Holy Land, late Bronze Age, c. 1200-1000 BC. Creme buff single-handled dipper cup. Nice example with flared lip and prominent raised knob on top of thick handle. ref: Amirian, R. Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land. Neat piece! 104x90 mm (4" x 3 78"). Ex-Timeline Galleries, UK. #271022: $299
Holy Land, Bronze Age, c. 2000 - 1500 BC. Very nice grey-ware bottle. The body ovoid with small flared foot, the neck very narrow with ridged mouth. Some light restoration to the rim and some pitting and spalling on the surfaces. 110 mm (4 1/4") tall. Ex Donald Simmounds coll., UK. A gorgeous piece! #A12183: $375
Holy Land. Bronze Age, c. 2000 - 1550 BC. Terracotta juglet. missing the base and repaired from pieces, Heavily encrusted with earthen deposits. H: 2 3/4" (6.9 cm). Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970. An interesting and inexpensive example. #AH2009: $99
Holy Land. Iron Age, c. 1000 - 600 BC. Nice black-ware juglet. The body rounded with knob on bottom, the neck tubular and lightly flared, single handle at side. H: 4 1/2" (11.4 cm). Handle re-attached, the surfaces with heavy earthen deposits. Doesn't come with stand. Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970. #AH2008: $150
Holy Land, Early Bronze Age, c. 3100 - 2900 BC. Interesting large terracotta amphoriskos, with globular body and tall spout, a small lug handle to either side. H: 6" (15.3 cm). Intact with light earthen encrustation. Ex-Hamedian Gallery, Old City, Jerusalem. #861202: $475
A large and attractive Holy Land red slipped terracotta bowl, 3rd Millennium BC, hand modeled with flat base. Intact with a small raised decorative device on the rim. Nice red slip with some burnishing on the outside. A very nice and well-preserved early terracotta bowl! Could still be used to hold fruit, decorations or other lightweight displayable items in the home! Ex-Touma Dabbah Collection, acquired in the 1960's. #1210166: $350
Holy Land, Bronze Age, c. 1500 - 1250 BC. Nice terracotta pyxis, the body squat with vertical sides, short necked with outward turned lip. A thick loop handle to either side. Intact and an attractive form. H: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Ex-Hamedian Gallery, Old City, Jerusalem. #861204: $475
See also: Ancient Roman Terracotta & Pottery Artifacts!See also: Holy Land Oil Lamps from the time of Moses through Herod the Great and Christ's time in Judaea!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

HOUSE OF DAVID




"And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, in the house of David his servant.(Luke 1:69)

There are parts of the Bible that are fully consistent with the archaeological record - particularly during the period from the divided kingdom onwards.

There are other parts of the Bible where there is some archaeological evidence that may support the biblical account, but there are disputes about the dates. For example, there is some archaeological material that was thought to be consistent with the biblical accounts of a rich United Kingdom during the time attributed to Kings David and Solomon, but which some scholars now believe to belong to a later era, during the time of the divided kingdom.

One artefact has been found that refers to the defeat of the "House of David", which means that at the time of the defeat, there had been a former King David, or at least Judahite tradition held that there once had been a King David.

Further evidence exists of David and Solomon, known biblically as the "founders of the House of David" (referring to the dynasty of kings beginning with David). In northern Israel, at the ancient Tel Dan, archaeologist Avraham Biran discovered a victory inscription dated to the 9th century BCE. A neighboring king, in describing his victories over Israel, writes in unambiguous terms the phrases, "King of Israel" and "Beit David" (House of David).

Additionally, another inscription of a foreign victory over Israel is the Mesha or Moabite Stone, dated to the 9th century BCE, and now housed in the Louvre Museum in France. French scholar Andre Lemair studied the inscription and concluded that the phrase "House of David" appears there also.

Ardent revisionist Dr. Philip Davies strove valiantly to claim that the readings are ambiguous. However, in the words of Anson Rainey:


"As someone who studies ancient inscriptions in the original, I have a responsibility to warn the lay audience that the new fad (revisionism) represented by Philip Davies and his ilk is merely a circle of dilettantes. Their view that nothing in the biblical tradition is earlier than the Persian period, especially their denial of the existence of the united monarchy, is a figment of their vain imagination. The name 'House of David' in the Tel Dan and Mesha inscriptions sounds the death knell to their specious conceit. Biblical scholarship and instruction should completely ignore the (revisionist) school. They have nothing to teach us."

Davies' evasive maneuver was also too much for Dever. He said that this "is an example of the lengths to which scholars will go to avoid the obvious when it does not suit them." It should be noted that the Tel Dan inscription was found shortly after Davies had just published his major revisionist work on the nonexistence of King David and the united monarchy.

Revisionists have also argued against King David's conquest of Jerusalem and Solomon's major building in the city, due to the lack of archaeological remains from that time period.