A little ancient information for today’s Information War post — three articles — and check out the pictures in the CNN post:
By Eric Metaxas
An amazing find in Israel has set the archaeological world on its ear. And once again we see the veracity of biblical history.
Five years ago, a team of archaeologists digging “at the foot of the southern part of the wall that surrounds Jerusalem’s Old City” came across a refuse dump dating to the eighth century before Christ.
As the New York Times told its readers, it’s “an area rich in relics from the period of the first of two ancient Jewish temples.” Among their findings were thirty-three clay imprints or seals, known as bullae. These seals were catalogued and stored.
It wasn’t until recently that these bullae were examined more closely, and what the closer examination revealed is rocking the archaeological world. One of the bullae bore the inscription “Belonging to Hezekiah (son of) Ahaz king of Judah.”
Read more: Breakpoint
In Unique Discovery, Archaeologists Find King Hezekiah’s Seal
By Ari Rabinovitch
Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mark from the seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis.
Read more: Charisma News
Biblical King’s seal discovered in dump site
By Will Heilpern
It is believed to be the first-ever seal — also referred to as a “bulla” — from an Israeli or Judean King to be discovered by archaeologists.
Read more: www.cnn.com
Image credit: Eilat Mazar/www.freebeacon.com.