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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ancient Seal Discovered in Jerusalem

 Archaeologists unearth proof of plot to kill Prophet Jeremiah

by Teresa Neumann : Aug 4, 2008 :

(Jerusalem)—Another ancient seal has been unearthed in Jerusalem by a team of Israeli archaeologists. Carried out under the auspices of the Hebrew University, the seal is said to be one that belonged to King Zedekiah. The find was said to corroborate the Biblical story of one of the king's ministers demanding the prophet Jeremiah be killed.
Ancient SealAccording to the report in Haaretz, "the seal impression, or bulla, with the name Gedalyahu ben Pashur, who served as minister to King Zedekiah (597-586 BC)... 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." (Photo: courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

"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," said Professor Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University, noting that the newly discovered seal is very clearly preserved.

By Nadai Shraqai

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.

Godbless

9 Readers Commented:

  1. Interesting. See, I knew The Bible was true??!!

    BTW, love the clouds in your header.

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  2. Isn't it amazing what God wants to be found and what He doesn't. To Him be the glory! Wow, awesome article my friend!

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  3. Very Cool Fishhawk am so happy for such news especially becasue of those that call the Bible a "story book"

    Godbless you Sir

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  4. Me too Lori. . . so sorry I had changed the header before I saw your comment. thanks for the the compliment, we Return all the Glory to God

    You are so kind

    Godbless

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  5. Amen to God be the Glory, Sis Valerie
    Godbless and Love you

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  6. Very interesting!
    Love the history.
    It allows you to get a better 'feel' of being there.

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  7. I understand that feeling too Adullamite

    Godbless you Sir

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  8. Luckenzo10:17

    For me, am particularly not moved by new discoveries to validate the Bible......as many that want the Bible to be a story book; to them it remaineth a story book......as many that GOD has given grace to have the BIBLE as the book of life; to them it it remaineth the book of life. Though the unearthing of such archaeological seal is good for the records. JESUS IS LORD.

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