February 29, 2008

First Temple Seal Found in City of David

More archaeological proof that the Jewish people are indigenous to Israel. From First Temple Seal Found in City of David:

An ancient seal bearing an archaic Hebrew inscription dating back to the 8th century BCE has been uncovered in an archeological excavation in Jerusalem's City of David, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Thursday. The seal, discovered near the Gihon Spring, bears the Hebrew name Rephaihu (ben) Shalem, a public official. The excavation also uncovered pottery shards that date back to the 8th century BCE, which were used to date the seal. The excavation, being carried out by Haifa University Professor Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority, is one of several digs taking place in the City of David.