Some months ago a long-time colleague living in Israel e-wrote to say that a mysterious artifact had allegedly been found at an archaeological dig site. It was being speculated by some, apparently including the Israeli Antiquities Authority, that the artifact might have been from the Temple of Solomon. As with many things, it is not so clear when exactly Solomon reigned. As far as I am aware, the current consensus is something like 970 BCE to 930 BCE. It is conjectured by some that the First Temple was built in about twenty years starting from the fourth year of Solomon’s reign. The Temple was said to have been plundered by the Neo-Babylonian Empire king Nebuchadnezzar II when the Babylonians attacked Jerusalem during the brief (3 months and 10 days) reign of Jehoiachin c. 598 BCE (2 Kings 24:13). A decade later, Nebuchadnezzar again besieged Jerusalem and, after 30 months, finally breached the city walls in 587 BCE, subsequently burning the Temple, along with most of the city (2 Kings 25). There is plenty of disagreement over dates, who built the Temple, where it was built and how long it lasted. In any case, my correspondent noted that the artifact looked like a tai chi ruler.
However, a hasty Google image search disclosed that what we have here is a Weber Isis Beamer, which comes in five sizes, can be all brass or gold-plated, and range in price from $271 USD (plus shipping) to $1300. This is NOT an endorsement. Their website is https://weberbio.de. The YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVxc9ZwOjZQ is NOT recommended. We lean toward the older ways, so we will be sticking with wood for rulers, bangs, long ruler and bent bangs.