Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Article: Storm God Worship: Ancient Cult Complex Discovered in Israel

Well, that is what the title says. The article is more circumspect, saying merely that the temple might be dedicated to Baal, Canaanite god of storms. Or it might belong to some other god.

From the objects found in the complex, it is obviously a temple: cultic cups, large storage jars, parts of face masks, a scarab, and "broken figurines that look part-human and part-animal."

You would think with Israel being such a tiny country that they would not keep finding new complexes and forts and villages all the time. But they do.  Rich in history and thousands of years of it. Much of it built on top of other pieces of history.

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