Despite Earlier Denials, Arch From Temple of Ba’al to Stand in NYC

“And I have seen unseemliness in the Neviim of Shomron: they prophesied by Baal, and caused My people Yisrael to err.” Jeremiah 23:13 (The Israel Bible™)

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.

Reproduction of Arch of Palmyra on display in Trafalgar Square London April 19 (Photo by Shutterstock)
The original arch, built in the third century was a major archaeological site and one of Syria’s biggest tourist attractions until it was destroyed by ISIS in October 2015. The arch was built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in front of a preexisting temple that was used to worship the pagan god, Bel, mentioned often in the Bible as Ba’al.

For he built again the high places which Chizkiyahu his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, II Kings 21:3