Archaeologists reaffirmed the reality of the Kingdom of Judah
Israeli archaeologists during excavations of the ancient Jerusalem’s Ophelia (near the southern wall of the Temple Mount) found a seal impression (bull) with the inscription “לחזקיהו (בן) אחז מלך יהדה” – that “belonged to Hezekiah – king of Judah.”
According to the report, this unique discovery confirms the reality of Hezekiah king of Judah, mentioned in the Bible.
The discovery was made by a group of the archeologists of the Hebrew University, headed by Dr. Eilat Mazar.
According to the text of the Tanach, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz – one of the most famous representatives of King David’s dynasty, who ruled in Jerusalem more than 2,700 years ago.
King David and his son Shlomo (Solomon) created a powerful Jewish Empire about 3 thousands years ago.
The territory of the empire was bounded by the river of Nile and the Euphrates.
According to the historians, Hezekiah (Hezekiah) reigned in 727 BC. e., when he was 25 years old.
According to the text of the Tanach, Hezekiah rules Judah for 29 years.
It’s worth noticing that Hezekiah’s name is mentioned in the Assyrian cuneiform inscriptions – as a Jewish king who fought with Assyria that destroyed the ancient Israel (North) Kingdom in the 8th century BC.
As a result of this historic event, ten of 12 “tribes of Israel” were expelled from their homeland and assimilated.