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Rare, 2,700-year-old clay seal discovered in Jerusalem
Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke | Caleb Parke

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 Judaism’s 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 we’ve 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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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: epigraphyandlanguage; firsttemple; godsgravesglyphs; hebrew; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; shlomitwekslerbdolah; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/01/2018 3:47:23 PM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

God providing forensic evidence of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. UN can you hear God now?


2 posted on 01/01/2018 3:51:35 PM PST by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


3 posted on 01/01/2018 3:54:58 PM PST by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: SJackson

1300 years before the Muslims arrived.


4 posted on 01/01/2018 3:57:10 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: SJackson

Prophecy is coming true


5 posted on 01/01/2018 3:58:37 PM PST by Lucky2 (I support President Trump)
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To: SJackson

Jerusalem is legally owned by the Jews. David paid for the land.


6 posted on 01/01/2018 3:58:38 PM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: SJackson

Of course, the Jews have no historical claim to Jerusalem (sarc).


7 posted on 01/01/2018 3:59:28 PM PST by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: SJackson

That is very cool.


8 posted on 01/01/2018 4:01:17 PM PST by Preachin' (I stand with many voters who will never vote for a pro abortion candidate.)
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To: 240B; 75thOVI; Adder; albertp; asgardshill; At the Window; bitt; blu; BradyLS; cajungirl; ...
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.

9 posted on 01/01/2018 4:01:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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10 posted on 01/01/2018 4:04:05 PM PST by Revel
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This is why it is silly for anyone to say that the city should not be the capital city of Israel.

Plus the Jewish commitment to historic preservation is in absolute opposition to the philosophy of destruction that we have seen with Islamic State.

11 posted on 01/01/2018 4:05:25 PM PST by Bogie
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To: SJackson
And here's a rare coin...seriously.

From about 170B.C.


12 posted on 01/01/2018 4:10:46 PM PST by Bobalu (12 diet Cokes and a fried chicken...)
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And here's a rare coin...seriously.

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.

13 posted on 01/01/2018 4:17:17 PM PST by roadcat
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To: SJackson

Eat more Ovaltine?


14 posted on 01/01/2018 4:21:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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I must be tired. I thought they were talking about a grey seal with a ball on its nose.

Oh well.


15 posted on 01/01/2018 4:53:34 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: Revel

I saw what you did there.


16 posted on 01/01/2018 5:09:17 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the political party of the undead)
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To: Revel

Wasn’t that on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album?


17 posted on 01/01/2018 5:50:27 PM PST by John Milner (Marching for Peace is like breathing for food.)
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To: roadcat
I found the same coins at coin shop websites.

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.


18 posted on 01/01/2018 6:10:18 PM PST by Bobalu (12 diet Cokes and a fried chicken...)
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To: roadcat

I have a Roman coin referencing Constantine.


19 posted on 01/01/2018 7:30:22 PM PST by onedoug
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To: SJackson

Very cool indeed.


20 posted on 01/01/2018 8:19:51 PM PST by Ciexyz (I'm conservative & traditionalist, a nationalist and patriot.)
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