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Israel Excavation Reveals Extent of Religious Reforms Under Hezekiah and Josiah Described in Book of Kings

David Brummer : Mar 7, 2019 :

Many of the figurines were found smashed, which may point to the extensiveness of King Hezekiah and Josiah's religious reforms—in which idolatry was outlawed—and described in the Book of Kings.

(Israel)— [] A new Jerusalem Bible Lands Museum exhibition on the rescue excavation taking place at Tel Beit Shemesh will highlight the pivotal historical evidence being revealed. The finds uncovered will be on display for the first time and there will also be a discussion on the need to balance preservation and modernization. (Photo: Excavations at Tel Beit Shemesh/Credit: Tal Ragovksi/via BIN)

The exhibition, entitled Highway through History, is the result of extensive excavations undertaken by Y. G. Archaeology under the auspices of Hebrew Union College. The goal of the excavation was to ensure that nothing of unique historical importance lay beneath the highway extension—Route 38—being constructed abutting the town of Beit Shemesh. Workers were preparing to begin construction, when excavators uncovered remains of a Judean settlement from the end of the First Temple period.

Such a finding, helps to rewrite previously held assumptions about the ancient town of Beit Shemesh and the Kingdom of Judah under Assyrian rule in... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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