Textile Discovery in Israel
February 25, 2016
The first textile discoveries from the times of David and Solomon were found in an ancient copper mine in Arava Valley in Israel. The textiles vary in color, weaving technique and ornamentation; apparently, they were from the society of the Edomites. The researchers said that the textiles help unravel the trade practices and the regional economy back them.
“We found linen, which was not produced locally. It was most likely from the Jordan Valley or Northern Israel. The majority of the fabrics were made of sheep’s wool, a cloth that is seldom found in this ancient period,” TAU masters student Vanessa Workman said. “This tells us how developed and sophisticated both their textile craft and trade networks must have been.”
At the site of the textiles, there were discovered seeds of the biblical “Seven Species”: two grains and five fruits. The seeds were dated with radiocarbon dating, therefore confirming the age of the site.
The author of this article stated only facts; no words of opinion were given, which I think is great for a news report. These types of news always lift my spirit, for they are giving confirmation on things the Bible has already declared to be true.