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October 28, 2015 (Source: http://www.timesofisrael.com)

The unassuming slab of limestone doesn’t look like much. It’s crudely fractured and chipped on the sides, pockmarked with age, and is perched not too prominently on a shelf at the Israel Museum. But its smoothly hewn face and crisply etched Greek letters, still bearing faint traces of red paint, belie monumental significance.

“If we talk about the closest thing to the Temple we have,” said David Mevorach, senior curator of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Archaeology, “on the Temple Mount, this was closest.”

Two millennia ago, the block served as one of several Do Not Enter signs in the Second Temple in Jerusalem, delineating a section of the 37-acre complex which was off-limits for the ritually impure — Jews and non-Jews alike. Written in Greek (no Latin versions have survived), they warned: “No foreigner may enter within the balustrade around the sanctuary and the enclosure. Whoever is caught, on himself shall he put blame for the death which will ensue.”

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October 28, 2015

Ancient Temple Mount Warning Stones “Closest” Thing to Second Temple

October 28, 2015 (Source: http://www.timesofisrael.com) The unassuming slab of limestone doesn’t look like much. It’s crudely fractured and chipped on the sides, pockmarked with age, and is […]
October 28, 2015

World ‘Orthodox’ Call for “Healing” [i.e. Abandoning] Chalcedon For Union With Monophysite Heretics

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OCA Formally Deposes Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa

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