The three new people are Tattenai (also translated as Tatnai), a Persian governor during the time of Ezra (after the Babylonian exile); and two high officials of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II: Nergal-sharezer, called the “samgar” official, and Nebuzaradan, “the chief of the guards.”Read the press release for further details about them and about the whole project.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
More on those 53 confirmed biblical people
EPIGRAPHY: Purdue researcher verifies the existence of 53 people in Hebrew Bible (Purdue Exponent). PaleoJudaica has been following the research of Lawrence Mykytiuk on ancient Hebrew inscriptions for some time. A few years ago he produced a list of 50 biblical persons who were also mentioned in contemporary ancient inscriptions. Then this spring he added three more to make a list of 53. But, as I noted at the latter link, the BHD essay did not specify who the three new people were. Now this Purdue press release gives the answer: