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This claim is a most very important one as it may very well be physical proof that Noah’s Ark exists and its remains can still be seen to this very day. This structure in the article – also known as the Durupinar Site (after the Turkish Army Captain Ilhan Durupinar whom spotted it on an aerial survey map) bears perfect resemblance to the remains of an old ...


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The most credible arguments against the existence of Nazareth at the beginning of the first century are that the earliest pottery remains found at the site date to the Roman period, possibly no earlier than the first century, and that Josephus never mentioned the town, although he listed almost every town and village in first-century Galilee. However, this ...


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For the Greek Old Testament (i.e., "Septuagint"), there is also the Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments [= Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts of the Old Testament], originally compiled by Alfred Rahlfs and published in 1914. It is available from Archive.org, or in a hi-res PDF from the Göttingen Septuaginta-Unternehmen. It was ...


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Not prior to the 2nd century, mainly since the catacombs were not developed until then. While there are various Christian frescos in these underground tombs which demonstrate a devotion to the saints, including the Virgin Mary, the time period for their origin would be no earlier than the late 2nd century or early 3rd, for even though Christians ...


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There are inscriptions found in Kuntillet Ajtud and a further inscription found scratched on bedrock in a tomb at Khirbet el-Qom in Judah, that appear to say the goddess Asherah was considered to be the wife of Yahweh. The first of these was discovered in 1975, when Tel Aviv University archaeologist Ze’ev Meshel decided to excavate at remote Kuntillet ‘Ajrud ...



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