8 Amazing Artifacts
1. Seals Of Jeremiah
A couple of clay bullae (seal impressions) were discovered by archaeologist Eilat Mazar. While on an excavation of City of David, Jerusalem, she came across seals that beared the names of two royal ministers mentioned in the Bible’s story of Jeremiah, prophet of the Old Testament.
2. Ten Commandments Dead Sea Scrolls
The Ten Commandments Dead Sea Scroll is up for display at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
3. The Tel Dan Inscription
The fragmented inscriptions prove that King David from the Bible was a genuine historical figure. It told of battles between the kings of Israel.
4. The Shema’ Yisrael
This Jewish amulet discovered near Carnuntum is one of the earliest monotheistic readings of Deuteronomy. It is known to hold the writing known as Shema’ Yisrael, which is one of Israel’s holiest confession meaning “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one”.
5. St. Sabas Seal
A discovery of a double-faced lead seal proves the authenticity of Saint Sabas. The seal bears the monk’s signature. He is best remembered for his role in founding monasteries in the Judean Desert while Christianity was blossoming.
6.The Paleo-Hebrew Script
During excavations at the Temple Mount, Eilat Mazar discovered a lettered inscription while on an excavation at the Temple Mount. It featured today’s earliest alphabet ever found in Jerusalem.
7. James’s Bone Box
The box is a genuine artifact and from the period when Jesus lived. The inscription reads: “brother of Jesus.”
8. Original Bible Manuscripts
The Bible has a rich history; it was written over a span of 1500 years, by 40 authors. It is not a book of myth, its a factual news account that involved real places, real people. Historians and archaeologists have repeatedly confirmed its authenticity. The original manuscripts that made up the bible are known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Between 1946 and 1956, The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a series of eleven caves around the site known as Wadi Qumran near the Dead Sea. Indeed, it has been the most important archaeological find of our time.