Aug 18, 2013

Hebrew Inscription from the time of Hezekiah

Recently (July 2013) during the excavation of the City of David site archaeologists Joe Uziel and Nahshon Zanton discovered the remains of a large ceramic bowl dating from between the 8th and 7th centuries BC. What is interesting about the find is that it mentions a name "similar to the name of Zechariah son of Benaiah, the father of the prophet Jahaziel, whose name appears in 2 Chronicles 20:14 when Jahaziel spoke prophecy to King Jehoshaphat before the king went off to war." Again scholars may be making more out of the name than is there but love the fact that it was inscribed prior to firing the pottery. Uziel and Zanton claim that the bowl likely dates from “sometime between the reign of Hezekiah and the destruction of Jerusalem under King Zedekiah.” Also, some nice oil lamps and figurines were uncovered. LINK

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