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Archaeologists Find Rare ‘Balm of Gilead' Gemstone Near Jerusalem's Western Wall

Added 10-23-21 09:38:02am EST - “Just north of the City of David (ancient Jerusalem), archaeologists believe they have found the first of its kind engraving on a precious gem of a biblical plant known to many as the Balm of Gilead.” - Www1.cbn.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Www1.cbn.com: “Archaeologists Find Rare ‘Balm of Gilead’ Gemstone Near Jerusalem’s Western Wall”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Just north of the City of David (ancient Jerusalem), archaeologists believe they have found the first of its kind engraving on a precious gem of a biblical plant known to many as the Balm of Gilead.

Deep underground in a 2,000-year-old drainage ditch next to Jerusalem’s Western Wall, archaeologists say a rare artifact from Second Temple times was uncovered.

“It is a stone seal made of semi-precious amethyst stone with an engraving of a dove and a branch of a tree with fruit on the branch,” said Eli Shukron, former archaeologist of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

“What was surprising was that the branch is a branch with fruits that are not recognized from other seals from that period,” Shukon explained.

The seal was found while archaeologists and volunteers were sifting the remains from the drainage ditch at the Emek Tzurim National Park operated by the City of David.

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