The cave appears to have been first occupied in the Iron Age from the eighth to the sixth century B. E., but its most unusual period of use was from the first to third century C. Strange This book is an engaging, first-person account of the excavation of an ancient cave near Beth Ha-Karim, west of Jerusalem, that Shimon Gibson, the author/excavator, associates with John the Baptist.

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E., when it seems to have had a cultic role (a role that continued as late as the eighth century C. The book also reviews scholarly research on John the Baptist and Jesus and their relationship.

It concludes with a series of speculations about John the Baptist. The cave is in the side of a hill less than a mile from modern Suba, a tiny, abandoned Arab village about 3 miles west of Ain Karim, one of modern Jerusalem’s more picturesque suburbs. There was a pool outside the cave, which had a broad entrance and internal staircase.

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Pronounced "demon." In printing, a character in the shape of a vertical stroke crossed above its midpoint, used in text as a second-order reference mark following use of the asterisk (*).Radiocarbon dating of the plaster in the cave showed that the cave was constructed between 700 and 500 B. No provision existed to channel water from the pool and cave into surrounding fields, so it was not for irrigation.The cave entrance was too broad to keep light out, so the water would eventually be unfit for drinking.Among the pillars are detailed and often very realistic depictions of animal figures, including vultures and scorpions, lions, bulls, boars, foxes, gazelles, asses, snakes and other birds and reptiles.In addition, some of the massive monoliths are carved with stylized anthropomorphic details—including arms, legs and clothing—that give the impression of large super-human beings watching over the enclosures.brings together the exciting worlds of archaeology and the Bible!