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My Hunt for Solomon’s Temple

The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.

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A little over a year ago, Tablet Magazine’s Matthew Fishbane was emailed a grainy video of Papua New Guinea’s Gogodala people—in grass skirts, their bodies decorated with body paint and feathers—singing the Shema, the holiest of Hebrew prayers. A few Google searches later, he’d uncovered claims that the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden someplace in the South Pacific. And so he went to investigate…

 

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seasick613 says:

“Solomon’s Temple” was destroyed by the Romans. They even pulled up the stones and threw them off the mountain in order to retrieve the gold that had melted off the Temple while it was burning.

There are people who actually believe the Temple is in the South Pacific? What ARE these people smoking… ?

moshe novick says:

Are Google, the people of the Solomons and the Tablet stupid, or are they trying to emulate the Arabs and say that we Jews have nothing in history to tie us to to Zion. Do they agree perhaps that there NEVER was a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem? You can all “Gayn derel und bach beigle”

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My Hunt for Solomon’s Temple

The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.

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