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24. Jehoiachin Ration Document
This clay tablet from ancient Babylon describes monthly rations allowed to Jehoiachin, a Jewish king. The Biblical account of King Jehoiachin is found in 2 Kings 25:29-30, which also states that he received a "regular allowance" from the king of Babylon. The tablet was made in c. 595-570 BC. The text is in the Akkadian language using cuneiform script, and the tablet measures roughly 4 x 4 inches. The artifact is now located in the Museum of the Ancient Near East, Pergamum Museum, Berlin.
Biblical Archaeology regarding the Divided Kingdom of Israel
A seal bearing the name of King Hoshea has been found. It is inscribed with the following words: “Abdi, Servant of Hoshea” - The name of the owner of the seal was a man named Abdi, which translated into English is Obadiah, meaning “servant of Yahweh.” He must have served King Hoshea in some fashion.
Lesson - Babylon Besieges Jerusalem
2 Kings 25. Zedekiah. God finally says "there is no remedy" and Judah is carried away into Babylonian Captivity under King Zedekiah's watch. A very sad story about the consequence of years and years of God's people being unfaithful to Him. Easy, inexpensive, and unique children's Bible lessons. Take a look and share!
The Seal of Baruch, Jeremiah's Scribe
Photo of The Seal of Baruch, Jeremiah's Scribe;The first clay seal is impressed with the following inscription: “Berekhyahu son of Neriyahu the scribe.” This is the seal of Baruch son of Neriah who was the scribe to the prophet Jeremiah. Baruch’s full name must have been Berekhyahu. The suffix (yahu) in the ancient Hebrew language is a form of Yahweh (God). The name Baruch means “the blessed.” Berekhyahu means “the blessed of Yahweh.” He is mentioned in Jeremiah 36:1-4.
10. King Jeroboam II
This seal is a bronze cast replica of one found at Megiddo in c. 1904. It is now located in the Israel Museum and the Hebrew lettering reads, "belonging to Shema, servant of Jereboam." Scholars believe that the original seal was from King Jereboam II* who is referred to in such passages as 2 Kings 13:13. The original was made in the 8th century BC of jasper and measured about 1 x 1.5 inches.
Sennacherib's Prism describes his attack against “Hezekiah the Judahite” and the overwhelming ease with which he conquered most of Judah, but telling how “like a caged bird” Hezekiah was shut up in his own capital city, probably out of spite for not "submitting to [Sennacherib's] yoke". However through the entire account, nothing was mentioned that resembles the end story in the Bible, probably because such a devastating loss wouldn't want to be proudly proclaimed as part of Sennacherib's legacy