Royal Seal of Biblical King Hezekiah found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Israel found a royal seal of biblical king Hezekiah when they were sifting through remains outside a royal building. The seal, called bulla, has been discovered from the Old Testament King Hezekiah, as per the archaeologists.

According to the archaeologists, the discovery is first of its kind linked to an Israel king. The tiny seal with two ankh symbols on each side is about half an inch across. It also has a script reading: ‘Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah’.

Lead archaeologist Eilat Mazar said, “Although seal impressions bearing King Hezekiah’s name have already been known from the antiquities market since the middle of the 1990s, this is the first time that a seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king has ever come to light in a scientific archaeological excavation”.

Biblical sources explain that the time when King Hezekiah was in power, he tried to improve the conditions of decrepit temple and routed out idol worship. Several non-biblical accounts also show that reign of one of the most famous of the Israelite kings was the best. Some history record also documented Assyrian kings Sargon II and Sennacherib saying that King Hezekiah paid tribute to them in order to avoid attacks.

As per the archaeologists, they unearthed the royal seal when they were separating remains from trash found outside the Royal Building. When the archaeologists examined the seal closely, they found that it was an ancient thing with an inscription.

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