Bible History: Gold Nero Coin Comes to Light in Jerusalem

“A rare gold coin depicting Roman emperor Nero was unearthed in archaeological excavations just outside the Old City of Jerusalem in Israel. The coin was found in the excavations of the Mount Zion Project, codirected by Shimon Gibson, Visiting Professor of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and James Tabor, Professor of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity at UNC-Charlotte. This Nero coin is especially significant because it was discovered on a scientific excavation, so its findspot is clear…”

Browse here for the full article from Bible History Daily: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/gold-nero-coin-jerusalem/

This gold coin from the collection of the American Numismatic Society is from the same series as the Nero coin found by the Mount Zion Project in Jerusalem. Photo: American Numismatic Society.

History Alive: Sukkot / Feast of Tabernacles

Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles was one of the three holidays where Jews would gather in the Temple in Jerusalem.

  • Deuteronomy 16:13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
  • Leviticus 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.

Read about results from the The Temple Mount Sifting Project here: https://templemount.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/symbols-of-sukkot-feast-of-tabernacles/