A new fragment of papyrus has been found in Israel that appears to link the Jews to Jerusalem as far back as 2700 years ago. The small document contains the earliest mention of Jerusalem ever found outside the bible and is a shipment document recording and certificate that two jars of wine are to be shipped from to Jerusalem. In a strange twist the fragment was actually found by Palestinian looters excavating without a licence. It survived because of the dry climate and is seen a a miracle as it related from the time of the first temple. For the first time we have the name Jerusalem in Hebrew. Of course this will be disputed and we shall have to wait to see if this claim is authentic. See the TV news report below.
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