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-New Archaeological Find Supports Hebrew Bible Record

by Dr. D ~ January 25th, 2018

The recent discovery of a 2,700 year old seal of the ‘Governor of Jerusalem’ historically validates several Bible references and in the process gives support to the Jewish claim of Jerusalem as their historical homeland. From Arutz Sheva:

Excavations at Western Wall Plaza unearth unique stamped clay from the First Temple Period believed to belong to city governor.  …

According to the excavator, Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, "the Bible mentions two governors of Jerusalem, …

"This is the first time that such a sealing is found in an authorized excavation. It supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2700 years ago."

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Another take on this, places this recent discovery in the context of other important finds which support the Biblical historical record. From the Christian Post:

As it so happens, the Old Testament contains two references to the Governor of Jerusalem during the reign of Josiah.

2 Kings 23 tells readers, "Josiah brought all the priests from the towns of Judah and desecrated the high places, from Geba to Beersheba, where the priests had burned incense. He broke down the gateway at the entrance of the Gate of Joshua, the city governor, which was on the left of the city gate."

2 Chronicles 34 says that ". . . in the eighteenth year of [Josiah’s] reign, when he had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city. . . . . to repair the house of the Lord his God."

In both instances, the position of Governor was part of an effort to root out paganism and syncretism from Judah.

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Response: A few short years ago, many scholars doubted the Biblical record about the Jewish Davidic Kingdom and naturally Muslims and Palestinians wanted to downplay any Jewish historical claims on Israel as their ancient homeland. But recent discoveries have all confirmed the Bible history and this find is particularly upsetting to Palestinians who want to continue to discount any Jewish historical claims on the City of Jerusalem.               *Top

(Reprinted from the Apologetica page)

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