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DavidV

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http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/03/middleeast/king-hezekiah-royal-seal/index.html

The Kingdom of Judah was the southern Kingdom after the schism, whereas the Kingdom of Israel was the northern kingdom from which the Samaritans of today are said to have originated. The script here is Ancient Hebrew, related to Phoenician, from which Roman and Greek alphabets came.
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A rare find from an unusual, yet controversial (to say the absolute least) location. Wonder if more treasures are uncovered with the trash this time?
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Very interesting. The historicity of both Kings and Chronicles is often doubted, as the archaeological evidence in support of them is slim and there is little in other surviving records that testifies to their truth either. This then is a valuable piece of the former. I don't though see what would be controversial about the find, it's not as if anyone disputes Jerusalem's being anciently a Jewish city.
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The location of the find today is pretty much 'ground zero' for a religious stoush being so close to two of the holiest sites on the planet was what I was implying.
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The suggestion is in the article and I was referring to that rather than your statement. Jerusalem is a kind of world nexus of holiness and the site does border some of even its most sacred ground, but is still outside it, if only just.
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