Contrary to long-standing belief, Herod the Great did not finish the walls of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Israeli archeologists have said.
For decades it had been thought the 1st century BCE biblical king had both started and completed the second Jewish Biblical Temple, including the walls holding up the artificial platform on which it stood….
….Herod, known by many Christians for massacring the infants of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth, according to the New Testament, is thought to have died in 4 AD. But Israeli archeologists told a news conference in Jerusalem he could not have finished his best-known project, because they found artifacts under the Western Wall, dated to after his death.
Well, that’s it. My faith is destroy. Maybe I’ll go be a Christian now.
Psst… one other thing… he’s not a ‘biblical king.’