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April 15, 2006 Recent excavation of a cave site near Jerusalem has revealed once-full exterior water pools and a corridor that appears to lead to a second hillside chamber, according to archaeologists who believe the site was used in the 1st century A.D. by the Biblical prophet John the Baptist.

The 7th century construction period corresponds with what religious historians believe was the lifetime of Isaiah, a high-ranking Israelite prophet who is commonly regarded among followers of Christianity and Judaism as the author of the Bible's "Book of Isaiah."

The archaeologists therefore now suspect that the site, called Suba Cave, may have been used during both Old and New Testament times.

Landfill containing an Iron Age pot at Suba, which is 15 miles west of Jerusalem, recently was dated to 2,700 years ago. Broken water jugs and pillars in the 78-feet-long, 13-feet-wide central cave at the site date to the 1st century A.D.

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Just last summer we found new pools outside up above the cave and a corridor, which our most recent dig shows is leading into what we now think is another chamber,

We're almost afraid to continue because it now looks like this is some huge complex, but now that we are into it, we can't stop.
said University of North Carolina at Charlotte archaeologist James Tabor, who is associate director of the excavation.
By netchicken: posted on 18-4-2006

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