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In a few places in the Hebrew Scriptures, we read of the warning from YHWH in regards to the lifestyle of laxity in Israel just prior to the destruction by Babylon.
Amos 3:15  And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.
Amos 6:4  That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Just very recently for the first time, archaeologist have discovered evidence of this ivory:
"In First, Ivory Panels Mentioned in Bible Found in Jerusalem
The exquisite panels, now reconstructed after the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E., may have decorated a wooden reclining couch during the First Temple period: https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-09-08/ty-article/.premium/in-first-ivory-panels-mentioned-in-bible-found-in-jerusalem/00000183-0c93-d968-abc7-4cf315aa0000"
The panels were likely used on a reclining couch, the archaeologists suggest. The ivory panels were found in the archaeological site formerly known as the Givati parking lot, next to the Old City of Jerusalem. The delicate ivories were in parlous condition, crushed and burned, having been found in a monumental building that had apparently been destroyed during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in the year 586 B.C.E. But they were painstakingly restored.
This is the first time fancy furniture inlays made of ivory have been found in ancient Jerusalem.
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