Arad: Israelite temple holy of holies

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The holy of holies debir of the Arad temple is small (1.2m x 1.2m) it contained two flint stelae with traces of red pigment - however any writing they may have supported was unreadable, there were also two small stone incense altars both found lying on the second step - both were flat topped, not horned (cf. the incense altar from Megiddo).

The presence of the two stone tablets is also reminiscent of the biblical descriptions of the tabernacle.

Cf. 1352.

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