All posts tagged: Baal

Temple of Bel (Baa)l at Palymira, Syria prior to its destruction by ISIS in 2015 Credit: Egisto Sani/Flickr/Creative Commons

Was it a coincidence? Or was there something sinister behind the arch of Baal recently set up in Washington, DC?

In 2016, the Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) announced it was producing full-scale (48′ high) replica of the Arch of Baal that it would put on display in cities around the world. Produced with 3-D printers in China, IDA decided to produce a replica after ISIS destroyed the original arch in 2015 that were part of a Baal temple found in Palmyra, Syria. At the end of September, 2018, the Baal arch was set up in the National Mall in Washington, DC in sight of the US capital. Since the arch was actually a gateway to the ancient Baal temple, when news surfaced of its arrival in Washington some Christians were concerned it might give the demonic a unique ability to influence US society. Baal was one of the major ancient deities of the Middle East that was constantly trying to seduce Israel away from Jehovah. He was considered a fertility god and god of the weather and was often portrayed with a thunderbolt in his hand. The Bible is clear that these ancient idols …

Temple of Baal in Palmra, Syria. Photo: oriana.italy/Flickr/Creative Commons

¿Está llegando un Templo de Baal a una ciudad cercana a ti?

English version: Is a Temple of Baal coming to a city near you? Según un artículo publicado en el New York Post, el Instituto de Arqueología Digital (IDA) presentará el mes próximo una réplica de tamaño completo del Templo de Baal en la ciudad de Nueva York y Londres, con planes para construir 1.000 más en otras ciudades. El IDA es un proyecto patrocinado por la Universidad de Oxford, la Universidad de Harvard y el Museo del Futuro de Dubai. Según el Post, el templo de Nueva York será instalado como parte de un evento del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO en Abril. De pie 48 ‘de altura, estos arcos Baal se están construyendo en China con impresoras 3-D. Los altares se establecerán en lugares prominentes – Times Square en Nueva York y Trafalgar Square en Londres. Se reproducirán los arcos de un Templo Baal de 2.000 años de antigüedad ubicado en Siria destruido por ISIS en agosto de 2015. Baal era un dios cananeo que Israel encontró varias veces después de que entraron en …

Temple of Bel (Baa)l at Palymira, Syria prior to its destruction by ISIS in 2015 Credit: Egisto Sani/Flickr/Creative Commons

The Spirit of Baal in the end times

A strange thing happened in 2016, a company manufactured full-scale 3-d replicas of the gates of a Temple of Baal that once stood in Palmyra, Syria. ISIS destroyed the 2,000 year old temple in 2015. They installed arches this past spring in Trafalgar Square in London, England and later on September 19, 2016 at Times Square in New York City. The 48′ foot arch from the Baal temple has certainly proved controversial. Some wonder if it provided an opening or portal for the spirit of Baal in these two countries, much in the same way the building of temples for Baal and Asherah would have done in ancient Israel when Queen Jezebel set them up. In his article proposing this on Charisma News, author Michael Snyder suggests the setting up of the arch may have contributed to the rise in violence in America that we are recently seeing. Or maybe it is all just one big coincidence. Or, perhaps it is just a sign of the times — an indication of what is already happening …

The Baal arches scheduled to be set up in London's Trafalgar Square have been cancelled. Photo: Trafalgar Square by Hector Rodriguez/Flickr/Creative Commons

Baal arches scheduled for New York City and London, England — CANCELLED

[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 20, 2016:] It is now being reported that the Baal arch originally planned for New York City and then cancelled is on again. According to Breaking Israel News (BIN) a replica of the 1,800 year old Victory Arch that stood in front of a Baal Temple in Plamyra, Sryia went up in New York City’s Hall Park on September 19th. Roman Emperor Servius constructed the original arch in the third century and installed it in front of an ancient Baal Temple. The arch was destroyed in 2015 by the radical Islamic group ISIS. An organization called the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) announced plans in March this year to create a 15-meter tall 3-D replica of the Arch with plans to install one in both New York City and London, England. Though the New York City installation was cancelled some believe due to public pressure IDA installed the arch in London’s Trafalgar Square on April 19th. ……………………………………………….. I had reported earlier on several media reports stating that an organization called the Institute of …

Temple of Baal in Palmra, Syria. Photo: oriana.italy/Flickr/Creative Commons

Is a Temple of Baal coming to a city near you?

Español: ¿Está llegando un Templo de Baal a una ciudad cercana a ti? According to an article in the New York Post, next month the Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) will unveil a full-sized replica of the Temple of Baal in New York City and London, England with plans to build 1,000 more in other cities. The IDA is a project sponsored by the University of Oxford, Harvard University and Dubai’s Museum of the Future. According to the Post, the temple in New York will be installed as part of an UNESCO’s World Heritage event in April. Standing 48′ tall, these Baal arches are being built in China using 3-D printers. The altars will be set up in prominent locations — Times Square in New York and Trafalgar Square in London. They will replicate the arches of a 2,000-year-old Baal Temple located in Syria destroyed by ISIS in August, 2015. Baal was a Canaanite god that Israel encountered several times after they entered the Promised Land. This god was supposedly in charge of the weather …

Who was ‘Eshba’al Ben Beda’?

Archaeologists working at the site of the ancient city of Khirbet Qeiyafa in Central Israel have uncovered a ceramic jug with the name ‘Eshba’al Ben Beda’ written on it in Canaanite script. The broken jar, discovered in 2012, took nearly three years to piece back together. Israel Antiquities Authority released the finding on June 16, 2015. The jar estimated to be 3,000 years old was in use during King David’s reign. Only powerful people had their names etched on pottery as writing was limited to the ruling or priestly caste. This suggests that a man of much importance in Judah used the jar to either store olive oil or wine. Archaeologist believed he probably owned significant agricultural estates. (The name ‘Eshba’al’ inscribed on an ancient jar. Israel Antiquities Authority. Photo: DailyMail)

Did an ancient god get fired?

Archaeologists uncovered an idol in a garbage pit of an ancient Roman fort built around 100 AD in Durham, England. Though they aren’t certain which deity the idol represented, the lead archaeologist said it resembled other idols of the celtic god Antenociticus used by military in their prayers. A nearby shrine probably housed the idol and it was here the Roman soldiers gathered to pray. But this is where it gets interesting.