Full Text Israel Political Brief June 17, 2015: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with Archaeological Team Responsible for the Discovery of a Clay Jar from the Time of King David



PM Netanyahu Meets with Archaeological Team Responsible for the Discovery of a Clay Jar from the Time of King David

Source: PMO, 6-17-15

Photo by Haim Zah, GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today, met with the archaeological team responsible for the discovery – at Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley – of a rare inscription, on a clay jar, from the time of King David. The archaeologists told the Prime Minister about the jar and noted that up until five years ago there were no known inscriptions from the Kingdom of Judah in the 10th century BCE. The team pointed out that four have been discovered in recent years – two from Khirbet Qeiyafa, one from Jerusalem and one from Beit Shemesh, thus attesting that writing was more widespread than previously thought.

Among those attending today’s meeting were Prof. Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology, Saar Ganor from the Israel Antiquities Authority, and other IAA personnel who were involved in the excavations.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “This is an amazing find and a very important discovery. It attests to what happened here, in this country, in the time of King David.”

Israel Political Brief May 23, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Inaugurates Bible Study Department Named After the Late Shmuel Ben-Artzi — Hosted Shavout Bible Study at Official Residence



Netanyahu, wife hold bible study group at J’lem residence

Source: JPost, 5-23-12

As the world powers sat with Iran in Baghdad Wednesday afternoon to discuss Tehran’s nuclear program, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sat in the courtyard of his official residence in Jerusalem and discussed the Book of Ruth with 16 rabbis, biblical scholars, archeologists and Hebrew language experts.

“The Bible is always relevant, whether in dealing with the problems and challenges of the day, or the problems and challenges of the period,”  Netanyahu said at the start of the study group, re-establishing a tradition David Ben-Gurion established when he was prime minister, and Menachem Begin continued when he served in that office.

The study group,  established in honor of Sara Netanyahu’s late father Shmuel Ben-Artzi, a renowned Bible educator, will be held periodically at the Prime Minister’s residence.

ראש הממשלה נתניהו חנך את חוג התנ”ך של ראש הממשלה על שמו של שמואל בן ארצי ז”ל

יום רביעי ב’ סיון תשע”ב

ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו חנך הערב במעונו הרשמי את חוג התנ”ך של ראש הממשלה על שמו של שמואל בן ארצי ז”ל, אביה של הגברת שרה נתניהו שמשתתפת גם כן בחוג, שהיה מורה לתנ”ך וחוקר תנ”ך, אשר נפטר לפני כחצי שנה.

חוג התנ”ך מחדש מסורת שנוסדה ע”י ראש הממשלה הראשון של ישראל דוד בן-גוריון ז”ל ונמשכה על ידי ראש הממשלה מנחם בגין ז”ל.

בפתח השיעור הראשון של חוג התנ”ך המחודש, אמר ראש הממשלה נתניהו: “בן-גוריון ובגין האמינו שהתנ”ך צריך להיות נחלת העם כולו – חילונים ודתיים, צעירים ומבוגרים, גברים ונשים, כל העם. התנ”ך הוא מסד הקיום שלנו, התנ”ך מאחד את עם ישראל, איחד אותו במהלך הדורות והוא גם משמש לנו בעצם לא רק את המסד אלא גם את המפה והמצפן. התנ”ך תמיד רלוונטי, בין אם  לבעיות ואתגרי היום או לבעיות ואתגרי התקופה, הוא נוסך המון כוח, זהו מעיין חיים של עמנו ואני חושב שחשוב שנרחיב את לימוד התנ”ך ואהבת התנ”ך בקרב כל חלקי העם. זוהי גם המטרה של החוג הזה. אני בטוח שבאמצעות החוקרים והמלומדים והרבנים והגברים והנשים שנמצאים כאן שבקיאים בתנ”ך ואוהבים את התנ”ך, אני בטוח שאנחנו נעשיר את הידע המשותף שלנו”.

חוג התנ”ך מתקיים בבית ראש הממשלה בשיתוף מרכז מורשת בגין. השיעור המלא, שהוקדש לחג השבועות, יעלה לערוץ היוטיוב ודף הפייסבוק של משרד ראש הממשלה.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated this evening at his official residence the Bible Department of the Prime Minister in honor of the late Shmuel Ben-Artzi, father of Mrs. Sara Netanyahu who also participated in the Department, who teaches Bible and biblical scholar, and who died six months ago year.

Bible Club re-established tradition by the first Prime Minister of Israel David Ben – Gurion late and continued by Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

The first lesson at the entrance of the renovated Bible class, said the Prime Minister said: “Ben – Gurion and Menachem Begin believed that the Bible should be a thing of the whole people – secular and religious, young and old, men and women, all people. Bible is our foundation of existence, Bible from the people of Israel, joined him over the centuries and is also used by us to actually not only the foundation but also the map and compass. Bible is always relevant, whether the problems and challenges of today or the problems and challenges of the period, he pours a lot of power, it is spring life of our people and I think it’s important we come to Bible study and love of the Bible among all sectors of the nation. This is also the target of this department. I’m sure that by the researchers and scholars and rabbis, and the men and women here who are experts in the Bible and love the Bible, I’m sure we Nashir our common knowledge “.

Bible class is held in cooperation with Prime Minister Menachem Begin Heritage Center. Full class was devoted to the holiday of Shavuot, will be posted on the YouTube Channel &  Facebook page of the Prime Minister.

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