Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Have we found Goliath's grave?

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

You Are Important

Considering yourself important is an essential mindset. Feeling good about yourself is a basic human need. Knowing your inner strengths and positive qualities enables you to use them again and again. Acknowledging your past accomplishments and achievements gives you a happier life and enables you to continue to accomplish and achieve much more.

Your self-image creates the quality of your life. As you build your own self-image, you will have a greater positive influence on the self-image of others.

It takes an entire lifetime to live one's life. Building your self-image is a lifelong process. Throughout your life there will be factors and events that build your self-image, while other experiences do the opposite. The positive and elevated thoughts, words, and actions that you think, say, and do are all part of the process of building your self-image.

Love Yehuda Lave

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First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites' biblical enemy

We've uncovered all aspects of their culture. Now we're finally going to see the people

Final great discovery' from coastal city of Ashkelon, with graves of 210 individuals dating back 3,000 years, will shed light on deaths, and lives, of ancient foe

Goliath's death is described in gruesome detail in the Bible, but how the Philistine champion would have been laid to rest has been a mystery. Scientists now say an extraordinary find may lay that giant enigma, much like the biblical villain, to rest.

Archaeologists digging at the southern coastal city of Ashkelon announced Sunday the discovery of the first cemetery belonging to the ancient Israelites' dreaded and shadowy nemeses, the Philistines.

Speaking to the press at Jerusalem's Rockefeller Museum, Daniel Master, one of the heads of the Leon Levy Expedition, said the cemetery, "the final great discovery" after 30 years of excavation of Ashkelon, could help shed light on the origins and customs of the Philistines.

The discovery of a sizable cemetery, with over 210 individuals, at a site conclusively linked to the Philistines, was a "critical missing link" that allows scholars "to fill out the story of the Philistines," said Master, a professor of archaeology at Wheaton College.

The cemetery, discovered just outside the ancient city walls and dated to between the 11th and 8th centuries BCE — a period associated with the rise of the Israelites — may contain thousands of individuals, providing an abundance of material to study, he said.

With that broad a population, "we're going to be able to reconstruct what the Philistines as a group were like," Master said.

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