Israeli archaeologists uncover first artifact confirming written record of Temple worship

26.12.2011                      30.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 6                      Rosch Chodesch 1

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Israeli archaeologists uncover first artifact confirming written record of Temple worship

Button-sized seal believed to designate ceremonially pure provisions for Temple worship, such as that described in the legend of Hanukkah.

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the first archeological find to confirm written testimony of the ritual practices at the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
An Israeli Antiquities Authority archaeological survey at the northwestern corner of the Temple Mount yielded a tiny tin artifact, the size of a button, inscribed with the Aramaic words: “Daka Le’Ya,” which the excavation directors on behalf of the IAA, archaeologists Eli Shukron and Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa, explain means “pure for God”….