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Approaching the Gates of the Upper City of Arad Arad

In the upper city of Arad is an Israelite Temple, or High Place, of worship. These were a violation of the Law of God.

This picture is taken from the outer court with the altar being the square formation to the right. There is a stone slab on top. This had been covered with dirt around 701 BC during Hezekiah's reform.

 

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The little opening in the wall behind the altar leads into a long room which would be the holy place with the lamp stand. The Most Holy Place is up the four steps into the little room in the back.
This is the altar that was used around 700 BC Arad

This is a picture of the Holy of Holies. Instead of one incense altar infront of the Most Holy Place there are two.

The two stones in the back are two deity stones. One is for Yahweh and the other is for his wife, Asherah (Astoroth). Pagan religion and thinking had crept into the true worship of Jehovah.

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You can see the short room in front of the Holy of Holies here. This room would have been the Holy Place. It was longer to the left and the right. Arad
Galyn stands in the Holy Place in front of the Holy of Holies. Galyn Wiemers in Arad in the temple
Click on this camera to see video of the temple, or High Place, in Arad
Watch video of the temple in Arad as viewed from ground level in the out court by the altar
Click on this camera to see video of the temple, or High Place, in Arad
Watch video of the temple as viewed from a room above the temple

From the upper city of Arad you can see a much older lower city.

Below are photos of this lower city. This part of the city dates back to 2800 BC.

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These streets from 2800 BC remain visible yet today. Arad
Here is the outer wall of the lower city Arad
This wall leads up towards the city from 600-800 BC Arad
Notice the base of a half cicular tower on the left side of the wall across from the treee. Towers like this were built through out this wall. Arad
Here is one of the semi-circular towers from almost 5,000 years ago. This type of wall construction with attached towers was common at ths time. Arad
Another Circular tower in the wall of the city. Arad
Toni in the upper city of Arad.
Toni Wiemers in Arad
 

For more information concerning Arad go to Dr. Carl Rasmussen's site:
The Iron Age Citidel (Upper City)
Early Bronze Age Arad

More information can be found at these sites:
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org
http://www.bibleplaces.com/arad.htm

   
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