[b-hebrew] More on the findings at Nachal Tut

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Mon Jul 11 16:48:35 EDT 2005


Why assume that ONLY Hezekiah produced such seals?  The key word there is 
"usually."  But I really doubt he was the only king to produce such seals, 
and in fact I don't see anything in the reports to suggest that the seal is 
"Judahite" at all.

On Monday 11 July 2005 15:33, Yigal Levin wrote:
> Assuming that the facts stated in this report, as well as in the Ynet
> report already posted, are accurate, the discovery of Judahite LMLK seals,
> usually associated with Hezekiah's rebellion against Sennacherib, is
> interesting in a site so far north. Could Hezekiah have sent supplies to
> Tyre, also in rebellion?
>
>
> Yigal
>
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>
> > Arutz Sheva News Service
> > http://www.IsraelNationalNews.com
> >
> > Monday, July 11, 2005, 4 Tammuz 5765
> >
> >
> > JEWISH PRESENCE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL OF YESTERYEAR
> > By IsraelNationalNews Staff
> >
> > Dramatic findings from the First and Second Temple periods have been
> > uncovered of late in Antiquities Authority digs in the Nachal Toot
> > area.
> >
> > Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler reports that the digs, taking place near
> > Yokne'am in the western Galilee, have revealed the existence of an
> > impressive administrative center from the First Temple period, which
> > ended some 2,500 years ago.  In addition, remnants of dense housing in
> > a Jewish village from the Second Temple period - 2,000 years ago -
> > have been found.  The Jewish village is thought to have been destroyed
> > at the same time as the Temple, around the year 70 C.E.
> >
> > The village was found relatively intact, with upright walls and their
> > windows and openings in place.  The buildings are clearly laid out
> > around a central yard and a ritual bath (mikveh).
> >
> > Among the artifacts found at the site are clay pottery, stone utensils
> > and metal objects.  Most notable was a Jewish signet with three bands.
> > The signet features a light brown oval-shaped stone, a centimeter in
> > width and a bit more in length.  A hole pierced through its middle
> > indicates that it was worn around the neck as a pendant.
> >
> > On the top band is engraved four pomegranates, while old Hebrew
> > writing can be seen on the lower two bands.  The name Amichai [My
> > People Lives] can be seen - probably the father of the owner of the
> > ring.  The name of the owner himself, who was apparently a clerk in
> > the administration, also appears to be written, spelled with the
> > letters Lamed, Mem, Kuf, Aleph, Het.
> >
> > Dr. David Amit of the Antiquities Authority, who was able to interpret
> > the writing together with Dr. Esther Eshel of Bar Ilan University,
> > said that the names Makah and Amichai, which are written on the ring,
> > are new additions to the treasury of known names from early times.
> > "The importance of the ring lies in its contribution to our list of
> > names," Dr. Amit said. "In addition, this ring is unique in that it
> > was found in an archaeological dig, and not from antiquities
> > collectors."
> >
> > The dig was carried out at the request of the Trans Israel Highway
> > Company, which wants to continue Highway 6 - Israel's only toll road -
> > northwards from its present route.
> >
> > Another find from the dig includes several handles broken from jugs
> > that were used to store food and liquid.  The words "for the king"
> > appear, as well as the names of the cities Hevron and Zif, which were
> > important Judean administrative cities at the end of the First Temple
> > period.
> >
> >
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