Skip to comments.Archaeologists unearth proof of plot to kill Prophet Jeremiah
Posted on 08/04/2008 5:55:32 AM PDT by Between the Lines
Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a seal impression belonging to a minister of the biblical King Zedekiah, which dates back 2,600 years, during an archeological dig in Jerusalem's ancient City of David. The finding helps corroborate the story pertaining to the biblical minister's demand to have the prophet Jeremiah killed.
The seal impression, or bulla, with the name Gedalyahu ben Pashur, who served as minister to King Zedekiah (597-586 BCE) according to the Book of Jeremiah, was found completely intact just meters away from a separate seal impression of another of Zedekia's ministers, Yehukual ben Shelemyahu, which was unearthed three years ago.
Both ministers are mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38 1-4) along with two other ministers when they came to King Zedekiah demanding the death of the prophet Jeremiah for preaching to the besieged city to surrender. Advertisement
The impressions, measuring 1 cm in diameter each, were found among the debris of the destruction of the First Temple period, by an excavation team led by Prof. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The excavation at the history-rich City of David, which is located just outside the walls of the Old City near Dung Gate, has proven, in recent years, to be a treasure trove for archeologists.
"Only rarely do archeologists come across findings of significant figures in history, which help lift the dust of history and bring the biblical story to life in such a tangible way," Mazar said.
The letters are in ancient Hebrew and are very clearly preserved, Mazar added.
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moRe LieS fRom ANtiqUity fOrgerS! BibLe HoaXerS dRive mE insAne - arrrghhhh!
Otherwise you are ok?
let’s rejoice... the King of Kings verifies His existence
awesome bible truths reaching out from the past...!!
Yep. Just sarcasm.
I was more concerned about your keyboard... ;o)
It’s great that they found this, but to say “Archaeologists unearth proof of plot to kill Prophet Jeremiah” is unwarranted.
I agree. It's nice evidence that is consistent with the biblical record, but not unambiguous proof. We have more than enough good evidence to demonstrate to any reasonable person the historical reliability of the Bible. We don't need over-the-top sensationalism that turns off more careful readers.
Hardly “proof”, but prophets have never been popular people that you would invite to a dinner party.
You're right. They tell people the truth.
Day by day, this put to silence the lies from the Atheist, anti-jews, anti-christians.
The First Readings on the Catholic Caucus thread for the last week, more or less, have been about this subject. I’ll post a link for today’s next.