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http://www.history.com/news/the-search-continues-for-king-solomons-mines

 

This week, archaeologists working in southern Israel announced a new find in an age-old mystery—the search for the fabled mines of the Old Testament’s King Solomon. But while this most recent discovery has shed light on some aspects of this story, it has left others unanswered.


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Thanks. I wouldn't have thought that ones are still looking for his "mines". I would imagine they are pretty empty by now. I found this piece of the article interesting:

 

 

 

Earlier this year, Dr. Erez Ben-Yousef, an archaeologist from Tel Aviv University who had helped discover Site 30 while a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, led a new dig in a previously unexamined section of the site known as Slaves’ Hill. As with elsewhere at the Timna Valley site, Ben-Yousef’s team uncovered archaeological evidence of dozens of the furnaces used to smelt copper as well as layers of cooper slag, a by-product of the smelting process. The team also found a trove of personal items, including clothing, ceramics, fabrics and tools, and the remnants of a variety of food items, indicating a highly developed, long-term settlement at the site.

 

They suppose the Edomites and not the Egyptians were the ones running the mines. Well, those two nations do have a lot of history.

 

Remember all those wives of Solomon, 1 Kings 11:1:

 

And King Sol′o·mon himself loved many foreign wives along with the daughter of Phar′aoh, Mo′ab·ite, Am′mon·ite, E′dom·ite, Si·do′ni·an [and] Hit′tite women,

 

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Plan ahead as if Armageddon will not come in your lifetime, but lead your life as if it will come tomorrow (w 2004 Dec. 1 page 29)

 

 

 

 

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Thanks. I wouldn't have thought that ones are still looking for his "mines". I would imagine they are pretty empty by now. I found this piece of the article interesting:

They suppose the Edomites and not the Egyptians were the ones running the mines. Well, those two nations do have a lot of history.

Remember all those wives of Solomon, 1 Kings 11:1:

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