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Archaeologists Uncovers Pottery Of Over 2,800 Years Dating To Solomon’s Temple In Israel

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-Archaeologists Uncover Pottery In Israel Dating To Solomon’s Kirk

Archaeologists uncover a pottery of over 2,800 years, dating to the time of Solomon’s temple that included a Bible name in Israel.

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, it noted that during an archaeological excavation, it found a pottery storage jar handle with the Hebrew name “Menahem,” dates to the end of the First Temple period (8th–7th centuries BC).

“This important find joins similar names that have been found in archaeological excavations in the Ancient East and in Israel in particular. The names Menahem and Yinahem are expressions of condolences — possibly related to the death of family members,” said archaeologist Ron Beeri, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Archaeologists Uncover Pottery In Israel

“It is the first time that a jar handle with this name has been found in Jerusalem,” the organization said.

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“The Bible, in 2 Kings 15:17-20, tells of a “Menahem son of Gadi” who was king of Israel for ten years. He was one of the so-called bad kings of Israel. The Bible says of him: “He did evil in the eyes of the LORD. During his entire reign, he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.

“Then Pul, king of Assyria, invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talents of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom. Menahem exacted this money from Israel.

“Every wealthy person had to contribute fifty shekels of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and stayed in the land no longer.”

According to report. it is still untold whether or not “Menahem” on the jar handle, is the same as the one in the Bible. But regardless, Menahem lived during the time of Solomon’s temple and experienced the events described in Scripture.

Jolomi Dekolo
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