JERUSALEM — New archaeological finds in Jerusalem show that the city might have welcomed thousands of refugees in the millennia before Christ.
The findings — seals containing dozens of “biblical-type” names — support the idea that the city was an administrative capital of the Judean Kingdom, according to The Christian Post.
Archaeologists found the seals at Jerusalem’s City of David and noticed they were written in ancient Hebrew. This and other characteristics support the theory that many of the tribes who fled the Assyrian destruction of the kingdom of Israel in 732 B.C. escaped to Judah and ended up in Jerusalem, according to Joe Uziel, the director of the excavation.
One famous name found on a seal was that of King Ahab, whose wife was the infamous Jezebel. Another name was that of a woman named Elihana bat Gael, who was described as “exceptional.” (TAB)