Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

Archaeologists in Israel have made an important discovery that reveals the name of one of the officers who served in the court of Josiah, king of Judah. They discovered a rare clay seal mark bearing the name of Nathan-Melech, an official in the court of Josiah. Below is an excerpt from an article published by Fox News:

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a rare clay seal mark and a 2,600-year-old stone stamp bearing Biblical names amid the ruins of a building destroyed by the ancient Babylonians.

The amazing finds, which date to the First Temple period, were made in Jerusalem’s famous City of David. The artifacts were discovered in the remains of a structure razed in the 6th century B.C., likely during the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., according to experts.

In a statement, Prof. Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority, which…

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