Thursday, June 14, 2007

Khirbet Carmel

Khirbet Carmel Christian hexagram
Dr. Ze’ev Goldmann, founder of Akko Museum, showed me this chancel screen with David's Star and with inscribed Greek cross (upper left) From Khirbet Carmel near Hebron. Photo is from Abel& Barrois, Revue Biblique (RB) 1929 p. 584. There were found three Byzantine Churches in Carmel from the 5th-6th centuries C.E.
Carmel is mentioned in the Bible:
I samuel 25:2
Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in Carmel

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