'A Real Blessing': Archaeologists Unearth Rare 1,700 Year Inscription and Church in Israeli Desert

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(Worthy News) - German and Israeli scientists discovered a 1700-year-old stone bearing the name of a city believed to be the possible location of an ancient biblical town.

The Greek inscription refers to the city of Elusa (Halutza in Hebrew) and was discovered during excavations in Halutza National Park in the Negev desert.

"The name of the city of Elusa appears in a number of historical documents and contexts, including the Madaba mosaic map, the Nessana papyri and other historical references. However, this is the first time that the name of the city has been discovered in the site itself. The inscription mentions several Caesars of the tetrarchy which allow to date it around 300 CE," the Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday in a press release. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

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  1. They found a Byzantine "Church" (and bath house) in those ruins too?

    That would agree with the fact that Catholicism (for so Byzantine churches all were also) had taken a firm grip on Christianity by the early 300's, (in Israel).

    How very sad, then. I'd always estimated that catholocism hadn't done that to Christianity until about the mid 300's CE. However, that explains the gross anti-semitism of even that First Nicaean Council (Catholic) in a mere 25 years later.

    It did not take the enemy of our souls long after the death of all the original apostles to get the death grip on Christianity and to push all the Jewish Believer's out. For so all the original apostles were, and Messiah's mother and brother, Miriam, and James the Elder, were.

    I wonder, how did the archaeologists, who have done this discovery and diggings there, determine that it even is "a church" or that it was of the byzantine flavor? Even at that time, "byzantine" did not necessarily mean it was Roman Catholicism.

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