Monday, August 4, 2008

Gedaliah's Seal

A team of archaeologists in Israel has unearthed what's believed to be the royal seal of an Old Testament prince who is said to have tossed the prophet Jeremiah down a well.

Team leader Dr. Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says the imprint was found well-preserved in clay, bearing the name of Gedaliah, the son of Pashur.

Gedaliah is mentioned by name in Jeremiah 38 as he served Judah's King Zedekiah in the days before Jerusalem was conquered by Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.

I guess the Old Testament's not a bunch of made up old stories after all!

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