Ancient Seal Found at the Western Wall
An ancient seal bearing a Hebrew name was uncovered in Jerusalem at the foundations of the Western Wall. The seal bears the name and title of the most prominent position in the courts of the Kings of Judah and Israel, Adoniyahu, Royal Steward, the one over the King’s house. This seal dates back 2,600 years.
These seals are amazing. I call them the business cards of the ancient world because they had a person’s title and name, and they would use these “bullas”, or seals, to stamp on letters so that people would know where the letter came from and they’re finding some amazing seals. We have Adoniyahu, who was the person that oversaw the house of the King. They have also found Isaiah’s seal, among other people that had prominent positions in the courts of the ancient Kings of Israel and Judah.
It’s amazing what they’re finding. The City of David Foundation operates the site where the seal was discovered. Let me share with you what Daron Spielman, Vice President of the City of David Foundation says about this find, which I think sums it up perfectly. He says this, “this tiny bulla or seal has immense meaning for billions of people worldwide. The personal signet of a senior official to a biblical King from the first temple period. This is another link in the long chain of Jewish history in Jerusalem that is being uncovered and preserved at the city of David on a daily basis.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
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