Sunday, June 10, 2018

A tiny statue of a biblical king?

FIGURINE: A Face from the Bible May Appear in This Tiny Sculpture (Owen Jarus, Live Science). Maybe. At any rate, he was somebody important.
Given the long stretch of time during which the sculpture could have been created and the fact that control of Abel Beth Maacah changed throughout this period, the sculpture could depict numerous kings, [Professor Robert] Mullins [of Azuza Pacific University] said. Three possibilities are King Ahab of Israel, King Hazael of Aram-Damascus and King Ethbaal of Tyre, but there are many other candidates, he said.
The fragment is currently on display in the Israel Museum.

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