Old Testament 'proof': Royal seal discovered
Archaeologists unearth ancient relic from prince mentioned in Jeremiah
Posted: August 03, 20087:35 pm Eastern
By Joe Kovacs
A team of archaeologists in Israel has unearthed what's believed to be the royal seal of anOld Testament prince who is said to have tossed the prophet Jeremiah down a well.
Royal seal bears name of Gedaliah, a prince to Judah's King Zedekiah, mentioned in the Old Testament Book ofJeremiah. (courtesy Dr. Eilat Mazar)
The stamped engraving, known as a "bulla," was discovered earlier this year about 600feet south of the Temple Mount, but is just now making headlines.
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Team leader Dr. Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says the imprint wasfound in clay, astonishingly well-preserved, bearing the name of Gedaliah, the son of Pashur.