Four 1,900-year-old Roman swords found in Judean Desert, likely from Bar Kochba revolt and Five Fortified Ancient Cities May Be Part of King David's Lost Kingdom and The Portion of VayeilaichThe Numerical Value of the Letter "Kuf" is One Hundred
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Four 1,900-year-old Roman swords found in Judean Desert, likely from Bar Kochba revolt
Apparently stolen by Jewish rebels, the incredibly well-preserved weapons are 'an extremely rare find, the likes of which have never been found in Israel'
The Numerical Value of the Letter "Kuf" is One Hundred
Moses is about to complete his task of leading the Children of Israel. The time has come to transfer the leadership to his trusted disciple Joshua. G-d turns to Moses and instructs him to stand in front of the Tent of Meeting. The message that Moses hears is not a simple one: "Behold, you are about to] lie with your forefathers, and this nation will rise up and stray after the deities of the nations of the land" (Deuteronomy 31;16).
The Temple, which measures 100 cubits (Tractate Midot), will be destroyed.
Rebecca had already seen this in a prophecy: "And Rebecca said to Isaac "I am disgusted with my life" (Genesis 27;46). The letter "kuf" in the word "katzti" (disgusted) is written smaller than the other letters.
The letter "kuf" in the word "vekam" (will rise up) is emphasized with additional crowns, alluding to the ultimate destruction of the Temple many years before its erection. (Baal Haturim in the portions of Toldot and Vayeilaich.
Five Fortified Ancient Cities May Be Part of King David's Lost Kingdom
The ruins of five fortified cities outside of Jerusalem were allegedly part of the empire of King David, is the controversial claim of an Israeli archaeologist. In a new story, the archaeologist argues that they were created in the 10th century BC, 200 years earlier than previously thought.
Using aerial imagery, the published paper showcases the casements of Khirbet Qeiyafa's city wall in order to argue that the five cities followed a similar design since they were created to be components in a united network. The city walls also served as dwellings or storage spaces, with the urban centers all featuring two parallel walls in the center, organized roads and connection to one singular kingdom.
This discovery provides support for the theory that King David governed a large and intricate kingdom. The evidence for this hypothesis is based on years of meticulous examination of old archaeological publications by archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel from the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University. The academic paper has been published the Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology .