Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chisel from Herod's Foundation Wall

Western Wall

An astonishing archaeological discovery has been made at the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Arutz Sheva news site reports. The find is an ancient chisel, which apparently was used by the builders of the Western Wall of the Second Temple.

Read it all here.

This chisel may have been used to build the foundation for Herod's Temple. Herod's temple was patterned after ancient temples of his ancestors who were Edomites. In Genesis 36 they are called Horites and they were known in the ancient world for their wisdom. Seir was one of their great rulers. Herod was Idumean which is Edomite. He was related to the Horite rulers shown in the diagram below.


DDeden said...

I wonder if the word chisel is related to the Ainu word for their rectangular house: chise

DDeden said...

An recent article on Nekhen pre-dynastic tomb:

Alice Linsley said...

Thanks, DDedan. Good information here.