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First ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king exposed near Temple Mount

Unprecedented King Hezekiah royal seal discovered in Ophel excavations brings to life Biblical narratives of Jerusalem’s First Temple period.  Dating back to 727–698 BCE, and measuring 9.7 by 8.6 mm., the oval impression – discovered amid Jerusalem’s noted Ophel excavations under the direction of HU’s Dr. Eilat Mazar. Around the impression is the depression left by the frame of the ring in which the seal was set.  The impression bears an inscription in ancient Hebrew script stating: “Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah,” accompanied by a two-winged sun with wings turned downward, flanked by two ankh symbols symbolizing life. See pictures and read complete article at -- http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/First-ever-seal-impression-of-an-Israelite-or-Judean-king-exposed-near-Temple-Mount-436061

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