King Hezekiah’s Other Seal Impression

With news (see Dr. Candida Moss’ article) of the discovery of yet another seal impression of King Hezekiah (about whom there is little debate concerning his historicity, as he is already known from extra-biblical sources like Sennacherib’s hexagonal prisms), I thought I’d share the much rarer evidence of King Hezekiah’s lesser known, other seal impression.

King Hezekiah's Other Seal Impression. (Mashup by Robert R. Cargill).

King Hezekiah’s Other Seal Impression.

BTW, you can read all about Hezekiah and Sennacherib’s Annals in Chapter 4 of the forthcoming book, Cities that Built the Bible (HarperOne, 2016), available for pre-order now.

4 Responses

  1. Booo! I love it! Thanks for the laugh!

  2. Your post here is funny! But your comments in Dr. Candida Moss’s aren’t – they are factually inaccurate. You seem to be confusing the dumps that were thrown into the Kidron Valley from the Temple Mount with Eilat Mazar’s dig on the Ophel. This bulla was found in perfect stratigraphic context that aligns with the period of Hezekiah.

  3. Very, very cute! I really needed the laugh today.

  4. Brent, thanks for your comment. Please see the above blog post. I understand that the excavations are separate. My comment deals with the stratigraphical problem of digging in a garbage pit (or any pit) through ancient layers. -bc

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