Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 18th Century B.C. 3800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered in City of David

December 18th Century B.C. 3800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered in City of David

Cohen, Eliyokim.  “Massive 3,800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered in City of David.”  3 Apr 2014.  Accessed 11 Oct 2014.

Massive 3,800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered In City Of David

The excavation of the Spring House fortress, conquered by King David, and where King Solomon was crowned, took 15 years.


King David's fortress
By Eli Mandelbaum

The biggest fortress ever uncovered in Israel from the pre-Herod period was inaugurated on Tuesday in a secret ceremony.

The fortress, that was built some 3,800 years ago, was uncovered during a 15-year archaeological dig in the City of David, one of the most complex and unique digs ever done in Israel.

The Spring House – a massive Canaanite fortress, that was built in the 18 century BC, was excavated in a complex operation led by Professor Ronny Reich from Haifa University and Eli Shukron from the Israel Antiquities Authority.