Friday, September 16, 2016

That Palmyra portal reconstruction again

DIABOLICAL PORTAL WATCH: Arch from Temple of Ba'al to Stand in NYC (Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News).
Despite initially cancelling plans to erect a reproduction of the Victory Arch that stood for 1,800 years in front of the Temple of Ba’al in Palmyra, the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) has announced they will recreate the arch destroyed by the Islamic State (ISIS) in New York City’s city Hall Park on September 19th.

We've been through this before. The Arch of Triumph was not the entrance to the Temple of Bel. The Temple had its own portal, and presumably (not my area of expertise) that is what one would use to invoke Baal should one be inclined for some reason to do so. But the Temple of Bel also has been used as a church and a mosque in the interim, which I suppose would dilute any Baal-summoning powers considerably.

This current Breaking Israel News article seems to be aware of much of the above, but still tries to find something "disturbing" in the situation. But a connection between the Parthians and the lost tribes of Israel isn't persuasive. In any case, another copy of the Arch of Triumph has already been displayed in London and I have found no indication that anything bad came through.

Cross-file under Palmyra Watch. The many past posts pertaining to Palmyra are here and follow the links.