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August 19, 2013

Ancient Pottery Shard Appears To Carry Name Of Biblical Prophet’s Father, Archaeologists Say

2,700-year-old pottery fragment discovered in the City of David site in Jerusalem (photo credit- courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority)Israel’s Antiquities Authority says the writing on the shard spells out the name of the father of a 7th century BCE biblical  prophet.

2,700-year-old pottery fragment discovered in the City of David site in Jerusalem (photo credit- courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority)
2,700-year-old pottery fragment discovered in the City of David site in Jerusalem (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Ancient Pottery Shard Appears To Carry Name Of Biblical Prophet’s Father, Archaeologists Say
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Israeli archaeologists have reportedly found a 2,700-year-old pottery shard in Jerusalem that dates from the end of the First Temple period and may contain the name of a biblical prophet's father.

The shard was found in the Arab village of Silwan which abuts modern day Jerusalem and the City of David and is thought to be the actual site of much of ancient Jerusalem, the Times of Israel reported.

Israel’s Antiquities Authority says the writing on the shard could spell out the name of Zechariah ben Benaiah, the father of the 7th century BCE prophet Yahaziel, mentioned in the Book of Chronicles as a prophet for King Yehoshapat.

The text fragment, transliterated from ancient Hebrew script, reads, “ryhu bn bnh,” which could spell [Zecha]riahu ben Benaiah, the father of the prophet Yahaziel, whose name appears in theh biblical book of 2 Chronicles 20:14 when Yahaziel prophesied to King Yehoshaphat.

“While not complete, the inscription presents us with the name of a seventh century BCE figure, which resembles other names known to us from both the Biblical and archaeological record… and provides us with a connection to the people living in Jerusalem at the end of the First Temple period,” a statement from the Israel Antiquities Authority reportedly said.

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It looks like a pretty desperate atempt to legitimise the Torah fairy tales - I was hoping for a brick or something with the Solomon's name on it ;) ,...

It's good it was found before the Arabs or the Charedim found it and destroyed it as both try to delegitmize Jewish history.

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