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Jerusalem Origin - The Thesis

Jerusalem Origin - The Thesis

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Published by Kevin Bermeister
Jerusalem's origin is deeply analyzed comparing the latest archaeology and the Biblical narrative to discover whether the water of the Gihon spring was first fortified to protect the sanctity of the high ridge first excavated by Parker.
Jerusalem's origin is deeply analyzed comparing the latest archaeology and the Biblical narrative to discover whether the water of the Gihon spring was first fortified to protect the sanctity of the high ridge first excavated by Parker.

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Published by: Kevin Bermeister on May 13, 2013
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Jerusalem's origin is deeply analyzedcomparing the latest archaeologyand the Biblical narrative to discoverwhether the water of the Gihonspring was first fortified to protectits sanctity.
 
Author: Kevin Bermeister
 
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1. Introduction: Jerusalem's Origin
Recent discoveries in the City of David adjacent to the Gihon spring may haveuncovered secrets of Jerusalem's past. I would like to suggest an earth-shatteringtheory, which at first may seem somewhat unbelievable, but a closer look at someancient and medieval sources may reveal that the archaeology is not always as itseems.In archaeologicalexcavations odd shapedrock formations andinstallations have beenfound. While they initiallypuzzled archaeologists,the public was evenasked to suggest whatthey were, the truth maybe shocking. Onehundred years agoMontague Parker excavated the area andproduced the map below. As the rectangular areais exposed, Parkersaccuracy becomesincreasingly apparent.The circled arearepresents the area of interest covered in thispaper.
 
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I propose that the high ridge above the Gihon Spring in Jerusalem is the locationof the earliest Biblical Beit El, which was Luz. In recently found excavations, four primary chambers are carved into bedrock (the walls are remaining bedrock withspaces hollowed out). The complex had a cultic purpose and served worshipers.The scientific proof presents a possible departure from conventional wisdom,which would trigger a re-think by Torah scholars because scientific proof that thisis Beit El would challenge everything scholars anticipate about the location of thethird temple.In addition it would cause a re-study as to why the first and second temples werebuilt at locations associated with their ultimate destruction. Whilst there are manyunique features of this recently discovered complex, arguably the most striking isthe discovery of a unique perfectly retained
matzevah
(±3cm slab thickness), amonument, or headstone (but not a grave marker), constructed on the bedrock,apparently supported in a square frame of rocks.On the high ridge plateau of this complex discoveries include, the perfectly retainederect semi-circular monument or headstone (±50l x 30h x 3w cm) held in a frame(±50l x 6h x 40w) of ±12 rocks. The stone is set between two large chiseledbedrock walls
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the south wall and north wall exposes a cavernous space in whichthe monument sits. The north wall is shared with its neighboring chamber to thenorth. The walls of the neighboring chamber fall from a height of ±2m, from thewest, at ±45°, to ±30cm to the east onto the same bedrock level on which theheadstone is located.

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What a brilliant concept! It's utterly the opposite of ordinary and beyond extra-ordinary. I don't know what to call it! The way I read it (in a tiny nutshell) is like this: location makes all the difference. In surgery, in engineering, in love and virtually in anything, precise location can bring health, pleasure, life or destruction, disease, despair and death. It changes every single outcome
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