2,700-year-old seal discovered in Jerusalem confirms Biblical truth
By Marshall Connolly (Catholic Online)
1/2/2018 (2 weeks ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a Biblical-era seal in Jerusalem. The 2,700-year-old artifact once belonged to a governor of the city and could have been used as a logo or souvenir.
The seal may have been used as a souvenir or to accompany special, important documents.
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a small, ancient seal dating back 2,700 years. The seal, made of clay, features two standing people wearing striped clothes. An inscription reads, "le-sar ha'ir," which means "belonging to the governor of the city" in ancient Hebrew.
The seal is small, about the width of a fingertip. Archaeologists think it might have been used as a souvenir, or to mark special, official documents.
The seal was discovered during a dig by the Israel Antiquities Authority near the Western Wall of Jerusalem.
The seal dates back 2,700 years to a time when Jerusalem was overseen by a governor as mentioned in the Bible.
Its inscription confirms that Jerusalem had a governor at that time, a fact mentioned only in the Bible. The Romans also appointed governors to rule the city, but this development was much later in time.
The artifact is one more bit of evidence that the Bible contains an accurate history of the people of Israel.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JANUARY 2018
Religious Minorities in Asia. That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.
Ongoing protests in Iran could be a sign of hope for repressed religious minorities, if protesters demand that conscience rights be ... continue reading
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a Biblical-era seal in Jerusalem. The 2,700-year-old artifact once belonged to a governor of ... continue reading
At least eight churchgoers were killed and another 30 injured in a double suicide bomber attack at a Methodist church in southwest ... continue reading
Following U.S. President Donald Trump's Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Holy See has ... continue reading
President Trump is announcing that the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel will soon be moved to Jerusalem, which is the actual capital of ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Reading for Monday, January 22nd, 2018 HD Video
- St. Fabian: Saint of the Day for Saturday, January 20, 2018
- 5 Things You Need To Know About 'Offering A Mass' For A Loved One
- Science is transforming the pro-life debate for the better HD Video
- Most Americans want abortion restricted, if not outlawed
- Cardinal Dolan asks the faithful to pray against 'powers of darkness' ...
- Daily Readings for Saturday, January 20, 2018
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, January 21st, 2018 HD
- Jobless claims are down - what does that mean for workers? HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, January 20th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education