Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Evidence that post-exilic Jerusalem was important?

ICONOGRAPHY: 2,500-year-old City of David seal shows Jerusalem status in Persian period. The seal impressions – known among experts with the Latin term bullae – were usually made of clay and used to sign documents or containers (Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post). Be sure to watch the video.

The jar seal bears faux writing. (What was that about?) The seal impression depicts someone sitting on a chair (a Babylonian king on a throne?). Both impressions are damaged and incomplete.

The Givati (Giv'ati) Parking Lot Excavation is another of those archaeological gifts that keeps on giving. For past posts on it, see here and many links, here, and here.

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