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October 16, 2015  (Source: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org)

A recent New York Times article by Rick Gladstone, titled “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place,” set out to discuss the history and modern political complexities of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, a site sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. The piece, which was originally published on October 8, 2015, has drawn a great deal of criticism. For example, Gladstone suggested that scholars have not been able to “definitively” answer whether the ancient First and Second Temples of Jerusalem ever stood on the Temple Mount. Regarding this article, Biblical Archaeology Review editor Hershel Shanks said, “How could a New York Times reporter be so wrong? He obviously had predilections.”

The New York Times has since issued a correction following a Letter to the Editor from Dr. Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The correction reads:

Correction: October 9, 2015
An earlier version of this article misstated the question that many books and scholarly treatises have never definitively answered concerning the two ancient Jewish temples. The question is where precisely on the 37-acre Temple Mount site the temples had once stood, not whether the temples had ever existed there.

Below, read a reaction to the New York Times article by Temple Mount history expert Leen Ritmeyer as well as Jodi Magness’s NYT Letter to the Editor.*

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October 16, 2015

New York Times Stirs Controversy Over Temple Mount

October 16, 2015  (Source: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org) A recent New York Times article by Rick Gladstone, titled “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place,” set out to discuss […]
October 15, 2015

Discovery of Possible Site of City of Sodom

October 15, 2015  (Source: http://popular-archaeology.com) [Originally reported on Sept. 28] Now having completed the tenth season of excavations, an archaeological team headed by Steven Collins of Trinity […]
September 25, 2015

Rare 3,000-Year Old King David Era Seal Discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project

September 25, 2015  (Source: http://www.jpost.com) A rare 3,000-year old seal, from the time of King David in the 10th century BCE, was recently discovered by a 10-year-old […]
September 22, 2015

The Old Testament in the New Testament Church by Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky (November 7, 1888 – November 4, 1988)

September 22, 2015  (Source) Introduction A distance of many centuries separates us from the time when the books of the Old Testament were written, especially the […]