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  • Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to life [Psalms 85]

    12/02/2015 1:06:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Archaeologists digging just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount have made a historic discovery, unearthing the first-ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. The discovery, made by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar during Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, is an impression of the royal seal of the Biblical King Hezekiah, who reigned between 727–698 BCE. Measuring 9.7 X 8.6 mm, the oval impression was imprinted on a 3 mm thick soft bulla...
  • Watchtower Dating Back to King Hezekiah Uncovered by IDF Paratroopers

    06/24/2019 9:24:27 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 16 Sivan 5779 June 19, 2019 | David Israel
    A watchtower dating from the time of the Kingdom of Judah (8th century BCE - during the reign of King Hezekiah) was recently uncovered by archaeological excavations carried out by IDF soldiers, together with the Israel Antiquities Authority... The tower, whose dimensions in antiquity are estimated to have been 15 x 10.5 ft, was erected on a high elevation site, and served as an observation point on the Hebron Mountains... It was built using very large stones, weighing some 8 tons each. Its height today reaches around 6 ft. According to Sa'ar Ganor and Valdik Lifshitz, excavation directors on behalf...
  • King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

    02/16/2019 11:43:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 01/26/2019 | Robin Ngo
    For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible was found in an archaeological excavation. The stamped clay seal, also known as a bulla, was discovered in the Ophel excavations led by Dr. Eilat Mazar at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The discovery was announced in a press release by the Hebrew University of Jerusalems Institute of Archaeology, under whose auspices the excavations were conducted. The bulla, which measures just over a centimeter in diameter, bears a seal impression depicting a two-winged sun disk flanked by ankh symbols and...
  • Israeli Archaeologist Announces Discovery of What May Have Been the Seal of the Prophet Isaiah

    Israeli Archaeologist Eilat Mazar announced this past Wednesday that she believed a seal impression of the Biblical prophet Isaiah was recently found near the southern wall of the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Mazar and a team of archaeologists from the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAR) had been conducting excavations at the Ophel site at the site of the Holy Temple (adjacent to the Western Wall). In her announcement, Mazar explained why there was a strong possibility that the seal she and her team discovered was actually the seal of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah. The following was part of the article...
  • Clay print from seal may be first ever extra-biblical reference to the prophet Isaiah

    02/25/2018 9:53:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 23, 2018 | by Bob Yirka, Phys.org
    Credit: Biblical Archaeology Review 44:2, March/April May/June 2018 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Author and archaeologist Eilat Mazar has published an article in Biblical Archaeology Review suggesting that a small piece of clay with a seal imprint on it (called a bulla) might be the first-ever extra-biblical reference to the prophet Isaiah. In her article, she gives a historical overview of both King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, followed by an overview of the locations in which both people were believed to have lived and workedspecifically temples in Jerusalem that have been under excavation for many years. Researchers found a bulla believed to...
  • Major biblical discovery: Archaeologists may have found the Prophet Isaiah's 'signature'

    02/22/2018 3:44:23 PM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-18 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists in Israel say that they have found a clay seal mark that may bear the signature of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah. The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during an excavation at the foot of the southern wall of Jerusalems Temple Mount. In ancient times a seal stamp, or bulla, was used to authenticate documents or items. We found the eighth-century B.C.E. seal mark that may have been made by the prophet Isaiah himself only 10 feet away from where we earlier discovered the highly-publicized bulla of King Hezekiah of Judah," said Dr. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University...
  • Did Archaeologists Just Prove the Existence of Prophet Isaiah?

    02/22/2018 5:54:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 22, 2018 | Candida Moss
    If you asked people whom their favorite biblical prophet is, theres a strong chance they would answer Isaiah. Sure, Moses gets all the accolades, received the tablets, and is the most important; but Isaiah is the prophetic book most quoted by authors of the New Testament. For Christians, Isaiah predicts the coming of the Messiah, the death of Jesus and the Virgin Birth. So, it is particularly auspicious that in a stunning article published today in Biblical Archaeology Review archaeologists announced that they have stumbled upon the first physical evidence for the existence of the prophet Isaiah.
  • 1st-Temple-period seal exposed in Kotel Plaza excavations

    12/31/2017 11:45:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/18
    The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday that a unique stamped piece of clay from the First Temple period, inscribed in ancient Hebrew script, was unearthed in the authority excavations in the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem's Old City. The artifact originally belonged to the governor of the city of Jerusalem the most prominent local position to be held in Jerusalem of 2700 years ago. According to the excavator, Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, "the Bible mentions two governors of Jerusalem, and this finding thus reveals that such a position was actually held by someone in the city some 2700 years...
  • Seal Connects Hezekiah With Horite Beliefs

    12/03/2015 5:45:37 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 7 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    This remarkable seal or bulla of the Judean King Hezekiah was discovered by Efrat Greenwald at the Ophel, an ancient dump beside the wall that surrounds Jerusalem's Old City. This bulla was found with 33 additional bullae, many pottery sherds and figurines in Area A of the 2009 excavation season supervised by Hagai Cohen-Klonymus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. Initial inspection failed to recognize the seal's importance and it was put in storage. Recently the bulla was identified by...
  • Ancient Latrine: A Peek into King Hezekiahs Reforms in the Bible?

    11/14/2017 7:58:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Biblical Archaeology ^ | 11/13/17 | Robun Ngo
    Hezekiahs religious reforms sought to centralize worshipA millennia-old latrine discovered at Tel Lachish in Israel might reveal some interesting insights into Biblical history. According to Saar Ganor and Igor Kreimerman, who conducted the excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the latrine could be evidence of King Hezekiahs religious reforms enacted throughout the Kingdom of Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. The archaeologists detail their discovery in the article Going to the Bathroom at Lachish in the November/December 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. The latrine discovered in what may be a shrine at Lachish. Photo: Courtesy of...
  • An Ancient Latrine Provides Confirmation of a Biblical Narrative

    11/14/2017 3:14:04 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 18 replies
    Mosaic Magazine ^ | November 14, 2017 | Robin Ngo
    Part of this gate complex, the archaeological team found, was a large room that appears to have been a shrine. The room contained two four-horned altars, whose horns [cube-like protrusions on the four corners of an altars top surface] had been intentionally damaged, and several ceramic lamps, bowls, and stands. [The scholars overseeing the excavation] believe that the destroyed altars corroborate biblical references to King Hezekiahs reforms: his efforts to centralize worship in Jerusalem and abolish it elsewhere. Most surprising of all was that in one corner of the room, the archaeologists discovered a seat carved of stone with a...
  • Ancient Latrine: A Peek into King Hezekiah's Reforms in the Bible?

    11/09/2017 11:18:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | November 8, 2017 | Robin Ngo
    The Hebrew Bible has several references to King Hezekiah's reforms and attempts to centralize worship in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 29-32 describes his efforts during the first year of his reign to cleanse and refurbish the Temple in Jerusalem, believing that his ancestors had not worshipped the God of Israel dutifully. 2 Kings 18:4 narrates that "he removed the high places (bamot), broke down the pillars (masseboth), and cut down the sacred pole (asherah)."
  • Archeology Proves Bible History Accurate

    11/13/2005 10:16:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 411+ views
    The Trumpet ^ | December 2005 | Dennis Leap
    Is the Bible religious myth or accurate history? Some highly educated people say the Bibles history cannot be trusted. What do you think? Here is an important article to help you clarify your thoughts. The Bible is the only ancient, well-organized and authentic framework in which to fit all the facts of history. The Bible does not record all history. In fact, there are huge gaps in the history contained in the Bible. Yet, without the Bible and what it reveals from prehistory, ancient history and prophecywhich is history written in advanceyou cannot truly understand any history. No worldly source...
  • RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES IN ISRAEL PERTAIN TO KING DAVID, JESUS

    08/20/2005 6:09:30 PM PDT · by gscc · 9 replies · 4,047+ views
    travelvideo.tv ^ | August 17, 05
    RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES IN ISRAEL PERTAIN TO KING DAVID, JESUS Aug 17, 05 | 4:55 pm Working a short distance from each other near Jerusalem's Old City, archaeologists have made two major discoveries in recent months, one pertaining to King David and the other to Jesus.
  • Archaeologists Identify Remains of Site Where Bible Says Jesus Restored Blind Man's Sight

    12/23/2004 11:51:22 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 995+ views
    Archaeologists Identify Remains of Site Where Bible Says Jesus Restored Blind Man's Sight By Ramit Plushnick-Masti Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) - Archaeologists in Jerusalem have identified the remains of the Siloam Pool, where the Bible says Jesus miraculously cured a man's blindness, researchers said Thursday - underlining a stirring link between the works of Jesus and ancient Jewish rituals. The archaeologists are slowly digging out the pool, where water still runs, tucked away in what is now the Arab neighborhood of Silwan. It was used by Jews for ritual immersions for about 120 years until the year 70, when...
  • Raiders Of The Lost Pool (New finds bolster the historicity of John's gospel)

    10/27/2005 5:26:15 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 983+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 10-26-2005 | Gordon Govier
    Christianity Today, October 2005 Raiders of the Lost PoolNew finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel. by Gordon Govier | posted 10/26/2005 09:00 a.m. The Pool of Siloam, considered a metaphor in John's Gospel by some New Testament scholars, was in fact a huge basin at the lowest point in the city of Jerusalem. Recent excavations have uncovered two corners and one side of the pool that stretched for half the length of a football field. "It's very exciting," James Charlesworth, a professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, told CT. "It's very important for the study of the...
  • Biblical Pool Uncovered in Jerusalem

    08/09/2005 9:37:16 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 55 replies · 2,023+ views
    L.A.. Times ^ | August 9, 2005 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    Workers repairing a sewage pipe in the Old City of Jerusalem have discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam, a freshwater reservoir that was a major gathering place [a mikvah, where Jews do a ritual cleansing] for ancient Jews making religious pilgrimages to the city and the reputed site where Jesus cured a man blind from birth, according to the Gospel of John. "Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit" to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. "Now we have found...
  • True size of Pool of Siloam discovered due to sewer blockage

    12/24/2005 5:21:37 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Fri., December 23, 2005 Kislev 22, 5766 | Nadav Shragai
    Reich says the area of the City of David has become the most excavated area in the country. "We are the 12th expedition to work here, and in no small way it is thanks to the contributions that flow in to the project from the Elad association. They may be disagreed with politically, but without them we would not have been able to make the dramatic discoveries of recent years here, in the place where Jerusalem began, where the story began of the Jewish people in this land."
  • Raiders of the Lost Pool [of Siloam] New finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel

    10/27/2005 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 4 replies · 456+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/26/05 | Gordon Govier
    The Pool of Siloam, considered a metaphor in John's Gospel by some New Testament scholars, was in fact a huge basin at the lowest point in the city of Jerusalem. Recent excavations have uncovered two corners and one side of the pool that stretched for half the length of a football field. "It's very exciting," James Charlesworth, a professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, told CT. "It's very important for the study of the New Testament." Some Johannine experts have suggested the story in John 9 of the blind man whom Jesus healed and told to wash in...
  • Pool of Siloam, Where Jesus Healed Blind Man, Uncovered

    08/12/2005 12:24:46 AM PDT · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 6 replies · 367+ views
    BPNews ^ | August 11, 2005 | Erin Curry
    Aug 11, 2005 By Erin Curry Baptist Press JERUSALEM (BP)--What is believed to be the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed a man blind from birth in John 9, has been unearthed in Jerusalem, and a Southern Baptist archeologist is convinced the find is authentic. Ive seen it. Its a phenomenal, monumental pool, Steven Ortiz, associate professor of biblical archaeology and director of the Center for Archaeological Research at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, told Baptist Press. Ortiz made a trip to Israel in recent weeks and walked along the site with one of the field staff working on the...