Possible Seal Impression of Prophet Isaiah Found in Jerusalem

Is This the Prophet Isaiah’s Signature? by Eilat Mazar The assemblage also included four-winged and two-winged lmlk seal impressions on jar handles and 34 seal impressions stamped on a soft piece of clay (bullae). Most of the bullae bore Hebrew names, but some were free-standing bullae used as receipts. Each of the Hebrew bullae, measuring … Continue reading Possible Seal Impression of Prophet Isaiah Found in Jerusalem

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Balaam Inscriptions from Deir ʿAlla

In 1967, a Dutch expedition under the archaeologist H. Franken, after several seasons of excavations, discovered inscriptions on plaster at Tell Deir ʿAlla, a site located about eight kilometers east of the Jordan, not far from the northern bank of the Yabbok/Zerqa river, which flows into the Jordan. The discovery was made in a stratum … Continue reading Balaam Inscriptions from Deir ʿAlla

Impression of King Hezekiah’s royal seal discovered

Impression of King Hezekiah's royal seal discovered Ophel excavations south of Temple Mount in Jerusalem The Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar, have unearthed an impression of the royal seal of … Continue reading Impression of King Hezekiah’s royal seal discovered

Most ancient Hebrew biblical inscription deciphered

Most ancient Hebrew biblical inscription deciphered Prof. Galil's deciphering of the ancient writing testifies to its being Hebrew, based on the use of verbs particular to the Hebrew language, and content specific to Hebrew culture and not adopted by any other cultures in the region. "This text is a social statement, relating to slaves, widows … Continue reading Most ancient Hebrew biblical inscription deciphered

First century home found in Nazareth

Residential building from the time of Jesus exposed in Nazareth According to Yardenna Alexandre, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, "The discovery is of the utmost importance since it reveals for the very first time a house from the Jewish village of Nazareth and thereby sheds light on the way of life … Continue reading First century home found in Nazareth