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Muslim 9th C inscription names Jerusalem as Solomon’s Temple site

Friday, October 28, 2016 0:36
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 28, 2016, 10:21 AM (IDT)

A 9th century inscription recently discovered by archeologists at a village mosque in the Hebron district names Jerusalem’s Temple Mount as the site where King Solomon built his holy temple. The finding was displayed at the annual archeologists’ meeting at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Thursday. Their research on the inscription’s provenance traced how over the years the Jewish tradition sanctifying Temple Mount influenced Muslim perceptions and led to them to adopt and relabel Jerusalem as a city holy to Muslims.   

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