Provenance of “Nazareth Inscription” Marble is from the Greek Island of Kos

Tablet thought to have guarded tombs after Jesus’s death may not be what it seems A marble tablet warning grave robbers away from tombs soon after the disappearance of Jesus’s body may not be what it seems. That’s the conclusion of a new chemical analysis of the marble, which finds that the object was quarried … Continue reading Provenance of “Nazareth Inscription” Marble is from the Greek Island of Kos

Seal Impression of Nathan-Melech

Tiny First Temple find could be first proof of aide to biblical King Josiah: Rare seal impression from 8th century BCE, bearing the name Nathan-Melech, found in dig at large Iron Age administrative center in Jerusalem’s City of David by Amanda Borschel-Dan Two minuscule 2,600-year-old inscriptions recently uncovered in the City of David's Givati Parking … Continue reading Seal Impression of Nathan-Melech

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

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