Bible story. Inscriptions discovered in Jerusalem may mention King Hezekiah

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< p>Bible story . Inscriptions discovered in Jerusalem may mention King Hezekiah

Historians have made every possible effort to decipher prehistoric words.

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There is Hezekiah's Tunnel under the City of David in Jerusalem. Previously, water passed through them from a source outside the city. This helped protect the land from invaders.

Recently, archaeologist Eli Shukron discovered a fragment of a stone inscription in it. It is believed that it mentions the biblical king Hezekiah, writes The Jerusalem Post.

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Historians dated the inscription to the 8th century BC. They are believed to be part of a much larger monument. It shows six letters written in Paleo-Hebrew script. In particular, you can see 2 lines of three letters.

The first line contains the inscription – qyh. It is not known for certain which word these letters belonged to. It is believed that this word could be Hizqyhw or Hizqiyahu – that is, Hezekiah himself.

But there were two letters in the 2nd line. Then you could see a dot, followed by a third letter. This allowed scientists to draw some conclusions. They assumed that the first two letters are the end of one word. And the third is the beginning of another.

Bible story . Discovered inscriptions in Jerusalem may mention King Hezekiah

Bible story. Inscriptions discovered in Jerusalem may mention King Hezekiah

Some scholars have suggested that the first word ending in kch, was brch or berecha. Literally, it's a pool. This assertion cannot be proven. However, it has the right to life. The reason for this is the fresh water that flows through the tunnel. It falls into the famous Siloam pond.

Hezekiah is the king of the kingdom of Judah. According to the Bible, he reigned for 29 years. His reign was outstanding. He managed to hold his own in a decisive attack on Jerusalem in 701 BC. He was also known for his reforms in religion. In his era, idolatry was completely eradicated – even the Bronze Serpent of Moses was destroyed.