The Purple of Royalty

Slaves Hill, TimnaA recent report from Israeli archaeologists should be of great interest to all of us. Excavations at Timna, just north of Eilat, have revealed a hoard of textiles, including some dyed purple, from the era of Kings Dovid and Shlomo, almost 3,000 years ago. No, Timna was not part of the Jewish kingdom at that time, but this is very much a story of significance for the history of Bnei Yisrael in the time of the Tanach. In fact, we will see that it is even connected to our understanding of the building of the Beis Hamikdash.

Read The Purple of Royalty in Ami Magazine.

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