|Hedgehog artifact from Petra... or clay idol of Rod Meredith?|
Thus it was in Petra, the rose red city of the Nabataeans, and even now a predicted bolt hole for those apocalyptically-minded folk hoping to flee an upcoming Great Tribulation.
German website Spiegel Online, reporting on an exhibition at the Basel Museum of Ancient Art, brings us up to date with what is now known about the ancient city and its inhabitants, even including a reference to their fish god, Dushara.
A fishy god and a penchant for obscene displays of wealth? No wonder religious con artists like Herbert W. Armstrong built Petra into their twisted End Time mythology.
A nod in the direction of Jim West for the link on his blog.