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Digging Deep…

May 30, 2013

Paarsurrey says:


For the temple of Solomon; they Kashmir people claim that it is located there; this should also be looked into.
I quote from Wikipedia in this connection:

“The hill is also called by the muslim name Takht i Suleiman (Throne of Solomon) and the temple also called “Throne of Solomon.”[3][4]
The temple is significant to claims of the Ahmadiyya movement since Ahmadiyya writer Khwaja Nazir Ahmad in Jesus in Heaven on Earth (1956, p407-409) used a photograph of two inscriptions purportedly from the Takht-i-Sulaiman, Srinagar to support Ghulam Ahmad’s claims in Masih Hindustan-mein(1899) that Jesus had visited Kashmir.[5] However one of the populist writers supporting Nazir Ahmad’s claims, the German esoteric writer Holger Kersten, claims that the Buddhists of Ladakh believe the Throne of Solomon to have been the abode not of the Hindu holy man Adi Shankara, but of the Buddhist holy man Padmasambhava, a Kashmiri who took Mahayana Buddhism from Kashmir to Tibet in the eighth century. Kersten does not give a source for this claim.[6] [7] Many Buddhist and Hindu temples were fully or partially islamized during the Mughal period of Kashmir’s history and had Buddhist traditions adapted to islamic traditions.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shankaracharya_Temple

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Verifying the Historicity of the Bible

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In recent years, some doubt has emerged as to whether or not the Temple of Solomon existed at all. After the destruction of the Temple the ancient Israelites were left with little else but a memory of the Temple. Today, we are left with the insurmountable task of attempting to discover it, but without wreaking havoc upon the Temple Mount. There are several ways of going about to argue for its existence: some methods include archaeological discoveries around the Temple Mount and the city of Jerusalem, as well as comparing biblical descriptions of the Temple to contemporary Iron Age temples that have been excavated. Even though archaeologists such as Eliat Mazar have claimed to have discovered a section of a city wall dating around the tenth century BCE in Jerusalem (February 2010), which could plausibly have been built by King Solomon. There is a…

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