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Seal of King Hezekiah discovered in Israel excavation

Archaeologists in Israel have released the findings this week of an excavation they did in 2009. At that time they uncovered a seal, but disregarded its significance until an expert recently re-examined it and discovered it was actually a stamp seal impression of King Hezekiah, a ruler of Judah in the 8th century BC. It was discovered in Jerusalem by the Temple Mount and has Hezekiah’s name on it, states his father’s name (Ahaz), and refers to him as the king of Judah. This is the only seal of Hezekiah thus far that was found in an excavation, which makes it more valuable than other seals of Hezekiah in existence.

Hezekiah’s reign was one of the most prosperous and God-fearing times in the nation of Judah because of Hezekiah’s devotion to the Lord even when difficulties arose.

Source: Cheryl Chumley, Archaeologists uncover King Hezekiah seal, World Net Daily, December 2, 2015.

Harry A. Gaylord

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