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New Discoveries in Ancient Jewish Settlement Uncovered in Hebron

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Photo Credit: Tzipi Schlissel / Tazpit News Agency

Remains of a Jewish settlement from the Second Temple period were partially uncovered in the western and southern sections of Tel Hebron, near Tel Rumeida in Hebron, and visitors were allowed to see them.

These remains were found outside the the Middle Bronze Age (the Patriarch period) wall that was previously found in Hebron.

An industrial area was discovered with an olive oil press, cisterns, a workshop with a furnace and ponds. From the industrial area, there is a road that leads to the city square and center of the town, but that section hasn’t been excavated yet.

In an amazing find in the agricultural areas, stone tools were found, as well as a stamp in ancient Hebrew, with the words “King of Hebron” on it.

Stone tools were used for ritual purity reasons.

These excavations began years ago, but the archaeologists were forced to temporarily stop the dig, and now they’ve begun again, with new discoveries all the time.

All photos: Tzipi Schlissel / Tazpit News Agency

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About the Author: Tzipi Schlissel is a resident of Hebron, and daughter of Rabbi Shlomo Ra'anan HY"D.


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35 Responses to “New Discoveries in Ancient Jewish Settlement Uncovered in Hebron”

  1. Tracy Ramsey says:

    The Palestinians will claim they’ve got the keys any minute now.

  2. Tracy Ramsey says:

    The Palestinians will claim they’ve got the keys any minute now.

  3. Where are all the Palestinian artifacts?? We all know that answer to that one!

  4. Its wonderful watching the Bible prove the truth.

  5. Great hope the King of Hebron can be proved to belong to King David. It proves the truth of the Bible and also the Jewish right to the land

  6. Usani Utum says:

    The bible is God’s infallinle words

  7. Yes it is and it seems to be moving rapidly these days

  8. Don James says:

    This is Israel because Palestine has never existed as Arabic state

  9. Ilbae Rhee says:

    guess who was the king of Hebron?

  10. another proof that the original owners are back

  11. Helen Talkin says:

    So cool!!! How exciting!!!!

  12. Roger Cerdas says:

    Showing to the world and the so bastard muslims that Israel belongs to the Jews!

  13. Roger Cerdas says:

    Am Israel Hai!

  14. I was there a few years ago! How exciting. I was very drawn to Hebron and the city gate they were uncovering! Wow! Thank you Father!

  15. Wait a minute. There were no Jews there until they came over from Europe in 1948. Those must have been Palestinian settlements, probably from the Second Hamas Dynasty.

  16. Thank you Sigmund Derman: Does that little guy who runs the New York times know that the Jewish population at the time that they are digging up… was substantial .. probably not because they were not publishing then – but – what do they care about true history ?

  17. Glad you have a sense of humor!! :-)

  18. Garland Campbell says:

    Folks, the Ancient ancient history that has been and is being uncovered speaks of amazing feats of construction we cannot duplicate today! I'm so fascinated by the old timelines they suggest.

  19. Terry Beals says:

    The stamp, "King of Hebron," makes me think it has to be speaking of David.

  20. Study your history.

  21. I would suggest an interview with an archaeologist

  22. …now, who is the occupier…

  23. Lilian Gafni says:

    The past proving the present.

  24. Not so fast!

    "And King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD and they annointed David King over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years. 2 Samuel 5:3-5

    Maybe we should just wait before we draw too many conclusions?

  25. Conrad Fisher What king david is that? The one where there is no evidence to support… the bible is not a history book and the bible has been found to be factually inaccurate… david is a fiction.

  26. Kennedy, Surely you have heard of the Tel Dan Stella? The bible is absolutely a historical book. It records the reigns of kings who followed after David whose existence no self respecting historians will deny, Kings who traced their lines back to David. It is ancient – at least that is what people claim who like to dismiss it when it comes to assessing it's value as the inspired word of God – and if it is indeed ancient then it ought to at least be given the respect that any ancient book receives as a historical work. It contains records of people, places and entire civilizations which archeologists (the people you would respect) dismissed a hundred or more years ago, as you are now, until the evidence was later uncovered. Archeology confirmed the bible concerning the existence of Nebuchadnezzar, Sennacherib, Cyrus, Herod, Felix and Pontius Pilate, the city of Nineva and the Hittite empire! The old testament scriptures were considered historical documents for centuries by the Jewish people and later by others. Kennedy, you are turning up your nose at proof!

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In the Second Temple period Jewish settlement found in Hebron, linking the old and the new, an ancient Hebrew stamp saying “KIng of Hebron” was also found.

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