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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Here are some very interesting photos of an archaeological dig at Shiloh:

Tel Shiloh archeological site. Shiloh settlement, West bank. The earliest church excavated in Israel/Palestine West Bank. Church dates to 390 AD it is built on a site believed to have once housed the Ark of the Covenant. Other finding on site date as back as Bronze age.

The chief archiologist (and his armed body guard) are Israelis, the rest of the people who work on the site are Palestinians from Nablus.

According to the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant, which contained the two tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, was kept by the Israelites at Shiloh for several hundred years...

Amazingly, the Israeli archaeologists in the photos are shown using little brushes and the like for their work...nary a bulldozer in sight, in spite of the fact that it is a Christian layer they're working on.

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"... nary a bulldozer in sight"

Bingo, that effectively summarizes a great deal. Deep seated cultural values held in common vs. the contrast provided vis-a-vis the PA, Hamas, etc. (And the preservation represented in that dig is astonishing, well worth going to the link.)

Exodus 25:19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.

Are you paying attention?

John 20:12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

The Lord spoke to us several years ago and said,"I AM TAKING YOU BOTH TO SHILOH. So, therefore I am very interested in learning everything about Shiloh. After praying, if you have any comments please let me know by email. Thank you!

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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