BIBLE HISTORY DAILY

Jeremiah Brought Back to Life

Armstrong Auditorium

Edmond, Oklahoma
www.armstrongauditorium.org
Dates: Extended through January 16, 2013

The relationship between archaeology and the Bible is not always an easy one, but sometimes they come together in striking agreement as witnesses to history. Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered presents two such instances. BAR readers have already been introduced to these tiny but amazing finds in recent articles by Hebrew University archaeologist Eilat Mazar about her excavations in the City of David,* but now visitors to Edmond, Oklahoma, can see them at their world premiere at the Armstrong Auditorium.

These unassuming clay seal impressions, or bullae, bear the names of two of Jeremiah’s opponents described in the Book of Jeremiah—Yehuchal (or Jehucal) son of Shelemiah and Gedaliah son of Pashur—ministers of the king of Judah who had the prophet thrown into a cistern (or pit) because they did not like the message he was preaching to the people of Jerusalem about surrendering to the Babylonians (Jeremiah 38:1–13). The Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered exhibit features these two seal impressions (each about the size of a dime) as well as dozens of ceramic artifacts from Jerusalem during the First Temple period—including figurines, royal seal impressions, and one of the largest ancient vessels ever found in Jerusalem.

Herbert W. Armstrong College provided support for Eilat Mazar’s City of David excavations.

* See “Jeremiah’s Opponents,” sidebar to Eilat Mazar, “The Wall That Nehemiah Built,” BAR, March/April 2009; Eilat Mazar, “Did I Find King David’s Palace?” BAR, January/February 2006.


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  1. Georgeofthe Jungle says:

    I have personally visited this exhibit, and it is simply STUNNING! The venue, itself, is breathtaking, and the presentation includes audio, video, photos and drawings and a building-wide timeline, in addition to the myriad physical artifacts; all of which are tastefully and beautifully displayed.

    The exhibition has been extended again, this time to October, 2013, so if you’ve passed on it before because you thought it was over, do yourself a huge favor and go soon, before it really is.

    Pay no attention to my log-in name: I’m just a very private person and don’t like my real name all over the Internet.

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1 Responses

  1. Georgeofthe Jungle says:

    I have personally visited this exhibit, and it is simply STUNNING! The venue, itself, is breathtaking, and the presentation includes audio, video, photos and drawings and a building-wide timeline, in addition to the myriad physical artifacts; all of which are tastefully and beautifully displayed.

    The exhibition has been extended again, this time to October, 2013, so if you’ve passed on it before because you thought it was over, do yourself a huge favor and go soon, before it really is.

    Pay no attention to my log-in name: I’m just a very private person and don’t like my real name all over the Internet.

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