“Invisible” Text Revealed on First Temple Era Pottery | Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

New “do it yourself” method of photography reveals a message that time has long hidden.

Another artifact from the 7th century re-affirms the existence of the theocratic Kingdom of Israel. The sender of the message greets the recipient in the name of Yehovah, god of Israel; the message also includes two theophoric names, that is, names of people that include part of God’s name and therefore honor the God of Israel.

The message on the artifact also shows the development of an economy that included trading for oil and wine, used hand bills and receipts, and also used silver as a currency.

Source: “Invisible” Text Revealed on First Temple Era Pottery | Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

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Trump’s Education Cuts Are Smart


Dr. Ron Paul, author of The School Revolution, commented on Trump’s proposed education cuts:

The School RevolutionPresident Trump proposes cutting the budget of the Department of Education by $9 billion: from $68 billion to $59 billion.

The department should be shut down, just as candidate Ronald Reagan promised he would do, but never mentioned again as soon as he was elected.

Candidate Jimmy Carter promised to create the new department in 1976, and he kept his promise. It is a shame that Ronald Reagan did not keep his.

The Establishment is outraged at Trump, calling these cuts destructive for education. These cuts will be destructive for high-paid administrators of federal programs that don’t work. This is welfare for the upper middle class.

This assumes that Congress goes along with these cuts. Don’t count on it.

(Source: Email from https://www.ronpaulcurriculum.com/)

The Independent Institute wrote:

Total SIG program funding under the Bush administration was less than $126 million. Regular annual appropriations skyrocketed during Obama’s presidency, starting at $526 million. They remained near or north of a half billion dollars throughout his administration, totaling more than $7 billion to date—including a one-time infusion of $3 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

The Obama administration publicly revealed the SIG program’s colossal failure on Jan. 18, 2017, just hours before President Obama’s appointees departed. According to the final evaluation by the American Institutes for Research and Mathematica Policy Research for the Education Department, SIG had “no significant impacts” on math achievement, reading achievement, high school graduation, or college enrollment across school and student subgroups.

(Source: http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=9093)

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53 Verified People in Biblical History – The BAS Library

Lawrence Mykytiuk’s popular BAR feature “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible” describes 50 Hebrew Bible figures that have been identified archaeologically. His follow-up article, “Archaeology Confirms 3 More Bible People,” adds another three people to the list. In this BAS Library Special Collection, BAR editors have arranged an extensive list of Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review and Archaeology Odyssey that provide additional context for each figure.

Source: 53 People in the BAS Library · The BAS Library

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Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills – WSJ

Results of a standardized measure of reasoning ability show many students don’t improve much over four years—even at some flagship schools, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of nonpublic results.

Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging.

At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table, The Wall Street Journal found after reviewing the latest results from dozens of public colleges and universities that gave the exam between 2013 and 2016.

At some of the most prestigious flagship universities, test results indicate the average graduate shows little or no improvement in critical thinking over four years.

Source: Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills – WSJ

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Pentecost / Shavuot

Ruth in Boaz’s Field – Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1828

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God’s Word, concerning the regathering….

The Kingdom of God is a physical future literal event that has its own King, Citizens, and Law: https://jonathansdocs.com/kingdom-of-god/


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Governments’ willful ignorance of Islamic jihad

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