Archive for July 12th, 2010

Archaeologists Discover Oldest Letter Ever Found in Jerusalem

Monday, July 12th, 2010

More cool archeology from the Holy Land. Interesting enough, the kingdom of Akkad, the language in which the letter is written, is mentioned in Genesis 10:10.

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a clay fragment emboldened with a letter apparently written in Jerusalem more than 3,300 years ago, believed to be the oldest example of writing ever found in the city.

The letter written from the court of a king in Jerusalem to his counterpart in Egypt could prove the Jerusalem mentioned in ancient writings actually existed in the same location as the modern city.

Archaeologists from the Hebrew University and the Antiquities Authority that were digging at a Jerusalem site discovered a piece of the letter half a year ago.

The research team, headed by Dr. Eilat Mazar, discovered the tin tablet, less than one square inch in size, inscribed in Akkadian wedge script. Philology professor Wayne Horovitz and his colleagues deciphered the text of the letter.

They claim that the letter is similar to correspondence from the time of the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV that were found in Egypt, but the type of tin it is made from proves that it is Jerusalemite in origin. It is possible that it written in the court of King Abdi-Hefa, mentioned in Egyptian letters as the King of Jerusalem.

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Also see:
Akkadian Empire From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Akkadian Language From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Genesis 10 (New International Version).

Abbas to Arabs: We’d Support a War Against Israel

Monday, July 12th, 2010

This from the man that Obama and company are demanding that Israel make peace with. You see, periodically, the Muslims let their true colors show through. Death to Israel and the genocide of the Jews. That is what is in the heart of the Muslims.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told Arab leaders that the PA is ready to wage war on Israel if the rest of the Arab world does, according to the PA daily Al-Hayat al-Jadida as translated by Palestinian Media Watch.

“If you want war, and if all of you will fight Israel, we are in favor. But the Palestinians will not fight alone because they don’t have the ability to do it,” Abbas quoted himself as having said at the March Arab League Summit in Libya.

Arab cities in Judea and Samaria were “completely destroyed” in the Israeli counterterrorism operations that took place during the Oslo War (Second Intifada), Abbas told Arab League members. “We will not agree that it will be destroyed again,” he said.

Abbas quoted his own statements to the Arab League while in a meeting with the PA’s ambassador to Jordan. The statements were used in explanation of his opposition to the approach taken by Hamas. Hamas pushes for “resistance” – a buzz word used by Arabs to refer to terrorism – and refusal to negotiate with Israel.

“What we hear from everyone is that the basis is negotiations. At a time that the entire world agrees about this… We are unable to confront Israel militarily,” Abbas told the PA envoy.

Abbas, who is serving as head of the PA after unilaterally extending his term in office, has made several statements in recent years that have raised concerns as to his true intentions. In 2008, as Israel and the PA engaged in peace talks, Abbas told a Jordanian paper that he opposed terrorism “at present” but that “things may change.”

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