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.

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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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35 COMMENTS

  1. 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 ?

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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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