Category Archives: City of David

First Temple Era Wall Uncovered

It appears that Eilat Mazar’s Jerusalem excavation is turning up more significant finds every year (see here for previous discoveries). The Jerusalem Post has an article in which it is claimed that a wall from the First Temple period was … Continue reading

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King David’s Spa Treatment

Just imagine King David, after a hard day cutting off Philistine foreskins, heads down his private tunnel to his spa for the full treatment: a nice aromatherapy massage, sauna, and steam bath. What better way is there for a king … Continue reading

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King David: Fact or Fiction?

I saw this a couple days ago, but didn’t have time to post: Richard Ostiling of the Associated Press (via PE.com) has a brief report on Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman’s (somewhat) new book, David and Solomon: In Search of … Continue reading

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Mazar’s City of David Discovery and “Biblical” Archaeology

As has been noted by a few blogs already, Eliat Mazar has published a short article on her city of David excavations — provocatively entitled “Did I Find King David’s Palace?” — in the most recent volume of Biblical Archaeology … Continue reading

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Mazar’s Jerusalem Excavation in the News (with Photos)

There is a pretty good article on Eilat Mazar’s Jerusalem excavation by The Washington Post writer Scott Wilson (also see here). The article didn’t say much new (see my previous coverage here, as well as information on the seal discovered … Continue reading

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Yehukal Seal Tracing Update

I had some very helpful comments by Robert Deutsch on the tracing of the letters on my Yehukal Seal blog entry. I have updated the image to reflect most of the recommendations, though I have to admit that I cannot … Continue reading

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Yehukal Seal Picture and Discussion (Updated)

Here is a pretty clear picture of the Yehukal bulla that was discovered by Eilat Mazar in her Jerusalem dig: (Thanks to Joseph I. Lauer for the link; the picture was published in the Taipei Times) Here is a tracing … Continue reading

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King David’s Palace Discovered – Minimalists Convert!

The International Herald Tribune has posted a story on the recent excavations and discoveries in Jerusalem: “King David’s fabled palace: Is this it?” (Also available at the New York Times). The find purportedly includes “the partial foundations of a sizable … Continue reading

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