Israeli Archaeologists Uncover ‘Very Exciting’ Seals Pointing Directly to the Bible
(CBN News) – Israeli archeologists have made two rare discoveries in the City of David pointing to people mentioned in the scriptures. The discoveries, which date back to the seventh and sixth century BCE, came from excavations of the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem. The park is part of the ancient city where King David set up his capital 3000 years ago. One of the rare finds is a “bulla” or seal. In ancient times these small pieces of clay were used to sign and seal letters.
The bulla, which dates back to the First Temple Period, bears the words: “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech, Servant of the King” (LeNathan-Melech Eved HaMelech). The name Nathan-Melech appears in the Bible in 2 Kings 23:10. Scripture describes him as a high-ranking official in the court of King Josiah, the young king who renewed Israel’s covenant with God and destroyed the nation’s pagan idols.