By Lisa Haven
Archaeologists have just unearthed a major discovery that could put an end to a long time debate over the original design of the Menorah. The item was discovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project and is dated to about 1,000 years old.
What sets this particular potsherd apart from the others is the fact that it was discovered on the Temple Mount and the harbors the image of a Menorah.
In the book of Exodus we find the origins of the design:
“And you shall make a menorah of pure gold. The menorah shall be made of hammered work; its base and its stem, its goblets, its knobs, and its flowers shall all be one piece with it. And six branches coming out of its sides: three menorah branches from its one side and three menorah branches from its second side…so for the six branches that come out of the menorah…And you shall make its lamps seven…” (Exodus 25:32-40)
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