First Temple wall found in City of David

A wall from the First Temple was recently uncovered in Jerusalem’s City of David, strengthening the claim that it is the site of the palace of King David, an Israeli archeologist said Thursday.

“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.”
Revelation 11:1

The new find, made by Dr. Eilat Mazar, a senior fellow at the Shalem Center’s Institute for the Archeology of the Jewish People, comes less than two years after she said she had discovered the palace’s location at the site just outside the walls of the Old City.

The monumental 10th century BCE building found by Mazar in 2005 following a six month dig has ignited debate among archaeologists about whether it is indeed the palace built for the victorious David by King Hiram of Tyre as recounted in Samuel II:5.

A 20-meter-long section of the 7-meter-thick wall has now been uncovered. It indicates that the City of David once served as a major government center, Mazar said.

Mazar estimates less than a quarter of the entire wall has been uncovered so far, and says that it is the largest site from King David’s time ever to have been discovered.

The dig is sponsored by the capital’s Shalem Center, with academic backing from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  1. nanc, 30 March, 2007

    GRAND news, indeed!

  2. the merry widow, 30 March, 2007

    YES! Proof positive, AGAIN, that the Jews are the legitimate inhabitats! And no matter what the mohammadins claim, King David was not mohammadin!
    I could claim the moon was green cheese, but all that would prove was that I was an ignorant idiot!

    tmw

  3. Pastor C, 04 May, 2007

    As you will see, the temple stones, which I know for a fact, are already bought, cut, numbered, and stored in various places. The corner stones are in Israel already. I learned this years ago from a Rabbi in America, a friend and believer in Christ.
    The city of David was found about three years ago and a stone there, when deciphered said King David. That is archeological fact. The war against Israel comes. Be ready. Mohammed is still in his grave but Jesus isn’t. That is fact enough to show, he wasn’t the messiah.

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