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Archaeologists Uncover Potential Proof Of Biblical Story And Hebrew Judge Gideon

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On Monday, July 12, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of a unique piece of pottery dating from 3,100 years ago with a famous biblical name written in ink. The jar handle was discovered in a storage pit in the ground in Khirbet el-Rai—the possible location of “Ziklag”—and bears Gideon’s nickname of “Jerubbaal,” which is first mentioned in Judges 6. “Therefore on that day he called him Jerub-Baal, saying, ‘Let Baal fight him, for he tore down the altar of Baal'” (Judg. 6:32). After destroying the alter of Baal, Gideon and his small band of 300 men went on to defeat the Midianites and save Israel from their oppressors… (READ MORE)

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