Sunday, August 03, 2008

Royal Seal Found in Jerusalem

Royal Seal of Prophet Jeremiah’s Accuser Found

July 31, 2008 From
A bulla discovered in Jerusalem bears the inscription of a prince who served in the court of Judah’s last king.

By Stephen Flurry

JERUSALEM—During the last days of the kingdom of Judah, the Prophet Jeremiah warned the residents of Jerusalem of their impending captivity at the hands of the Babylonian army. But instead of heeding that warning message, the princes of King Zedekiah’s administration attacked the messenger and plunged him into the depths of a miry dungeon (Jeremiah 38:1-6).

One of Jeremiah’s accusers, Gedaliah the son of Pashur, had his name stamped on a small clay seal that was recently discovered about 600 feet south of the Temple Mount. Dr. Eilat Mazar, one of Israel’s top archaeologists, found the bulla earlier this year, in mint condition, while wet-sifting debris excavated under a tower at the north end of the City of David—the original site of ancient Jerusalem.

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1 comment:

sh007r said...

Too bad the Holy Bible isn't real and TRUE.
/ sarc off.