Just a day before Passover, we would like to wish everyone a happy Pesach and share a nice object that was recovered in the sifting last week. It is a fragment of a finger that according to its material and style seems to be from an Egyptian statue from the Late Bronze period (or earlier), the time of the Exodus.
In the story of the Exodus we read about how the Egyptian magicians were not able to overcome the “Finger of God”. So here we see a finger, possibly of an Egyptian god, that was torn apart by the “Finger of God” who is also the God of history.
What’s an Egyptian statue doing on the Temple Mount? This is something we’ll have to dig into it.