Another remarkable artifact has been discovered in Jerusalem. Archaeologists have recovered a (bulla) seal with Hebrew inscriptions in a refuse pit.
This seal was found in an ancient rubbish pit of the First Temple period. Gabriel Barkay from Bar Ilan University believes that the inscription reads: גבען למלך , meaning “Gibeon, to the king.” According to Barkay, the inscription may be related to tax collection from the citizens of Gibeon sent to the king in Jerusalem.
George Athas has a good report on the inscription.
These archeological discoveries continue to provide valuable information on the life and culture of the people of Israel during the period of the monarchy.
NOTE: For other articles on archaeology, archaeological discoveries, and how they relate to the Bible, read my post Can Archaeology Prove the Bible?.
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
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