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    Source: Discovery confirms Biblical account of Jerusalem

    Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

    The artifact, inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script as "belonging to the governor of the city", was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.

    The impression, the size of a small coin, depicts two standing men, facing each other in a mirror-like manner and wearing striped garments reaching down to their knees. It was unearthed near the plaza of Judaism's Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.

    "It supports the Biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago," an Antiquities Authority statement quoted excavator Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah as saying.

    Governors of Jerusalem, appointed by the king, are mentioned twice in the Bible, in 2 Kings, which refers to Joshua holding the position, and in 2 Chronicles, which mentions Masseiah in the post during the reign of Josiah.

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    Neat!
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    • #3
      Does the coin identify them by name? Because simply saying "governor" doesn't really seem to be much of a confirmation of anything. Or was there a question about whether there were governors at all in Israel at the time?

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      • #4
        Interesting but not significant.

        I do not see that the appointment of governors to cities by kings at this time represents anything controversial that it needs confirmation. The Bible is well known for containing historical facts, because the Bible is set in history.
        Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
        Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
        But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Terraceth View Post
          Does the coin identify them by name? Because simply saying "governor" doesn't really seem to be much of a confirmation of anything. Or was there a question about whether there were governors at all in Israel at the time?
          There wasn't evidence supporting the Tanakh's mention of governors in Jerusalem, so it was doubted. It's not a major point, but it's far from the first material to be doubted only to be subsequently affirmed by evidence.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
            Interesting but not significant.

            I do not see that the appointment of governors to cities by kings at this time represents anything controversial that it needs confirmation. The Bible is well known for containing historical facts, because the Bible is set in history.
            Modern and postmodern scholars are well known for rejecting any fact contained in the Bible not supported by outside evidence.
            Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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            • #7
              Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
              Modern and postmodern scholars are well known for rejecting any fact contained in the Bible not supported by outside evidence.
              Not true. Citations please.
              Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
              Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
              But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

              go with the flow the river knows . . .

              Frank

              I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                Not true. Citations please.
                Surely you're not this ignorant. It's not as if you're typically any sort of supporter of the historicity of the Tanakh.
                Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                  The Bible is well known for containing historical facts, because the Bible is set in history.
                  First thing Shuny ever said that makes sense.

                  Thank you Captain Obvious.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                    Not true. Citations please.
                    Read theologyweb.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                      Read theologyweb.
                      Link please

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                        Surely you're not this ignorant. It's not as if you're typically any sort of supporter of the historicity of the Tanakh.
                        Historicity of the entire Tanakh is very very different from the presence of historical facts in the Tanakh. There are in fact many known historical facts in the Tanakh.
                        Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
                        Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
                        But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

                        go with the flow the river knows . . .

                        Frank

                        I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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