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January 19, 2008

Stone Seal Confirms Biblical Detail; Seal Bears Name of Family Named In Book of Nehemiah as Servants of First Temple

Interesting, but almost certainly planted by Jews to mislead us into thinking they ever lived in Jerusalem or even Judea.*

A stone seal bearing the name of one of the families who acted as servants in the First Temple and then returned to Jerusalem after being exiled to Babylonia has been uncovered in an archeological excavation in Jerusalem's City of David, a prominent Israeli archeologist said Wednesday.

The 2,500-year-old black stone seal, which has the name "Temech" engraved on it, was found earlier this week amid stratified debris in the excavation under way just outside the Old City walls near the Dung Gate, said archeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar, who is leading the dig.

According to the Book of Nehemiah, the Temech family were servants of the First Temple and were sent into exile to Babylon following its destruction by the Babylonians in 586 BCE.

The family was among those who later returned to Jerusalem, the Bible recounts.

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The Bible refers to the Temech family: "These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city." [Nehemiah 7:6]... "The Nethinim [7:46]"... The children of Temech." [7:55].

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"The seal of the Temech family gives us a direct connection between archeology and the biblical sources and serves as actual evidence of a family mentioned in the Bible," she said. "One cannot help being astonished by the credibility of the biblical source as seen by the archaeological find."


Thanks to Doug.

* This isn't just snark. A professor who got tenure at Columbia's sister-school Barnard actually has a lifetime of "academic" work "proving" that all archaeological evidence indicating a Jewish presence in ancient Judea is false and planted their by Zionists to supply a historical pretext for the current state of Israel.


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