Skip to comments.Rare, 2,700-year-old clay seal discovered in Jerusalem
Posted on 01/01/2018 3:47:23 PM PST by SJackson
Israeli archaeologists made a rare discovery in the Western Wall Plaza, unearthing a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression that experts say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.
The artifact, as first reported by Reuters, is inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script belonging to the governor of the city and was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.
The impression, the size of a small coin, depicts two standing men, facing each other in a mirror-like manner and wearing striped garments reaching down to their knees. It was unearthed near the plaza of Judaisms Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, where excavations have been underway since 2005.
It supports the Biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago, lead excavator Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah said. This is the first time that such a sealing is found in an authorized excavation.
She added: This docket adds to the find of seven seals that weve found here carry the names of Netanyahu son of Yaush, Hagav, Yeda-ayahy Usha, and more.
Governors of Jerusalem, appointed by the king, are mentioned twice in the Bible, in 2 Kings, which refers to Joshua holding the position, and in 2 Chronicles, which mentions Masseiah in the post during the reign of Josiah.
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God providing forensic evidence of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. UN can you hear God now?
1300 years before the Muslims arrived.
Prophecy is coming true
Jerusalem is legally owned by the Jews. David paid for the land.
Of course, the Jews have no historical claim to Jerusalem (sarc).
That is very cool.
Thanks SJackson, with a happy new year long weekend ping to the Digest list, and a link to a similar topic, just seen a few minutes ago.
Plus the Jewish commitment to historic preservation is in absolute opposition to the philosophy of destruction that we have seen with Islamic State.
From about 170B.C.
Not seriously, I also have an ancient coin that's somewhat beat up. I know, because it's stamped "237 BC" or something similar. My dad was an officer of a local coin club, and one of the other members gave it to me as a souvenir gag gift. One of the best coins I own, even though it's worthless.
Eat more Ovaltine?
I must be tired. I thought they were talking about a grey seal with a ball on its nose.
I saw what you did there.
Wasn’t that on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album?
Some extremely similar, some a bit different.
But then they had to re-make the iron dies since they wore out quickly....not too many were exactly similar.
They would work the iron, then test it's impression in damp clay to see what it looked like.
Some looked even more like Trump.
Modern dies look like this and are made of extremely hard stainless steel.
I have a Roman coin referencing Constantine.
Very cool indeed.
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