Altar Horns, Ceramic Pomegranates, and Other Evidence of the Ancient Jewish Sanctuary at Shiloh

Jan. 17 2020

According to the Bible, the Tabernacle—the portable shrine constructed by Moses that served as the precursor to the First Temple—was placed in the city of Shiloh, and remained there for most of the time before the establishment of the monarchy. The archaeologist Scott Stripling has spent several years excavating Shiloh and has found evidence suggesting that the city was indeed a center of Israelite worship, including what appear to be the “horns” (square protrusions) of an altar and ceramic pomegranates. He discusses his findings and methods in conversation with Amanda Borschel-Dan. (Audio, 33 minutes. Text is available at the link below.)

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Hebrew Bible, Shiloh, Tabernacle

Bernie Sanders Denounces AIPAC’s “Bigotry” after Headlining a Conference of Bigots

Feb. 27 2020

The Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has declared that he won’t attend the annual conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which begins this Sunday, because of the “platform [it] provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.” While Sanders has no qualms about libeling AIPAC—until recently a regular stop for political candidates of both parties—he has never attended one of its gatherings. Last year, however, he was the speaker for the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America, where, writes Asra Normani, no small amount of bigotry was given a platform:

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More about: AIPAC, Anti-Semitism, BDS, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour