Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavations Find Evidence Of Solomon’s Temple, Archaeologists Say

from Huffington Post

Posted: 05/10/2012 12:18 pm Updated: 05/10/2012 12:26 pm

By Michele Chabin
Religion News Service

JERUSALEM (RNS) Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of artifacts dating back to the time of the biblical King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon’s Temple found in the Book of Kings.

Hebrew University archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel said the find “is extraordinary” first because it marks the first time that shrines from the time of the early Israelite kings were found. In addition, two small, well-preserved models discovered in the excavations closely resemble elements described in the Bible. . . . Read Complete Report

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