The Khirbet Qeiyafa Shrine Model and the Temple of Solomon

The Bible describes several peculiar architectural features of Solomon’s temple and palace complex. Remarkable parallels to these features were discovered on a 3,000-year-old strange stone model at Khirbet Qeiyafa. On today’s program, Let the Stones Speak host Christopher Eames interviews Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, a lead researcher of the shrine model. They also discuss her discovery of the earliest alphabetical sentence ever found in Israel—the Lachish Comb Inscription.

Show Notes

Triglyphs: Another New Style of Monumental Architecture

The ‘House of the Forest of Lebanon,’ an Impossible Equation, and the Danger in Trying to ‘Fix’ the Bible

3,700-Year-Old Appeal Against Lice: Earliest(?) Alphabetic Inscription Discovered in Israel


Solomon’s Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries, by Yosef Garfinkel and Madeleine Mumcuoglu

Crossing the Threshold: Architecture, Iconography and the Sacred Entrance, by Madeleine Mumcuoglu and Yosef Garfinkel