May 9th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Herod’s. He ruled Judea on behalf of Rome from 37 to 4 B.C. and, as recounted in the Gospel accordin

Herod’s. He ruled Judea on behalf of Rome from 37 to 4 B.C. and, as recounted in the Gospel according to Matthew, was said to have ordered the killing of all boys in or around Bethlehem under the age of 2 in an effort to kill the infant Jesus.

Archaeologist Says Remnants of King Herod’s Tomb Are Found

JERUSALEM, May 8 — After a long quest in search of King Herod’s tomb, an archaeologist announced Tuesday that he had found what appear to be the ornate remnants of the Roman-era king’s burial site on the edge of the Judean Desert.

Ehud Netzer, a Hebrew University archaeologist, said he knew he had solved the puzzle of Herod’s grave when his team uncovered pieces of a large sarcophagus made of pink Jerusalem limestone and decorated with expertly carved floral motifs. They were found among the ruins of a mausoleum on the site traditionally thought to be the ancient king’s burial grounds.

“The location and unique nature of the findings, as well as the historical record, leave no doubt that this was Herod’s burial site,” Mr. Netzer told reporters.

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Chris Keeley

Yahweh ben Yahweh, which in Hebrew means “the Lord son of the Lord,” and his followers were charged

Yahweh ben Yahweh, which in Hebrew means “the Lord son of the Lord,” and his followers were charged with killing former members who disagreed with the leader, in one instance by decapitation.

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Yahweh ben Yahweh in 1986.

Yahweh ben Yahweh, Leader of Separatist Sect, Dies at 71

Yahweh ben Yahweh, who, as the charismatic leader of a religious, black separatist sect in the Miami area was convicted of conspiring to murder white people as an initiation rite, died on Monday night or early yesterday in Miami. He was 71.

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