26. [Jezebel ruled in the 9th century, ca. early 6th and late 7th centuries, respectively, Jeremiah 28:1, etc., in a personal seal carved from blue stone, 20 mm. and more links about the Balaam inscription on plaster from Tell Deir Alla. In response to comment 46 by Gene R.: The late Father Jerome Murphy-O’Connor was a sterling example of such outstanding Catholic scholars. . A second response to comment 9 on this page, by Carol: Since you find archaeological confirmations of the Bible exciting and interesting, may I suggest a whole book full? On this point I trust the Egyptologists, and prominent among them is Kenneth A. Thank you for your very interesting comment. N. 97000707 Your Excellency, The Episcopal Conference of the Philippines, at the appropriate time, sent to this Dicastery the The Bible refers to him by the shortened form of his full name, Ahaz, rather than by the full form of his name, Jehoahaz, which the Assyrian inscription uses. . First, I went though all or almost all relevant publications to identify them, then I researched them further in the literature. I would 48 names. The song Dayeinu celebrates the various miracles God performed while liberating the Israelites from Egyptian servitude. Otherwise, check this out) […]. 26. 97, 100–101; COS, vol. p. 46. 37. Hilkiah, high priest during Josiah’s reign, within 640/639–609, 2 Kings 22:4, etc., in the City of David bulla of Azariah, son of Hilkiah (WSS, p. 224 no. 70-76. 16–27, 70; idem, Preliminary Report on the City of David Excavations 2005 at the Visitors Center Area [Jerusalem and New York: Shalem, 2007], pp. Shaddai thus being associated in tradition with Abraham, the inclusion of the Abraham stories into the Hebrew Bible may have brought the northern name with them, according to the Documentary hypothesis of the origins of the Hebrew Bible. early 7th century, 2 Kings 19:37, etc. 12. In this I challenge the assumption of many scholars that the inscription demonstrates that the biblical Balaam existed. In the “evening” of that royal history, after the sun had set on Israel’s kingly line, Esther and Mordecai, both of the tribe of Benjamin, warred effectively against Jehovah’s enemies. According to biblical chronology, David lived until about 930 B.C.E., and the Davidic line of rulers over the kingdom of Judah, who are called “the house of David,” ruled until 586 B.C.E. 51–52. As for his being perceived as pro-Babylonian, his father Ahikam had protected the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 26:24; cf. b. Mesha, king of Moab, had his victory stele written in Moabite sometime between 900 and 800 B.C.E. Bendt Alster (Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag, 1980), pp. 189–199, esp. Of course, it is risky to buy anything on the antiquities market. (“Shalman” in Hosea 10:14 is likely a historical allusion, but modern lack of information makes it difficult to assign it to a particular historical situation or ruler, Assyrian or otherwise. 75. and read about it as well. Were you aware that there is a stamp seal that reads, “Belonging to Hananyahu [Hananiah], son of Azaryahu [Azariah]“? 410; IBP, pp. 48–49 n. 34. According to Ernst Knauf, "El Shaddai" means "God of the Wilderness" and originally would not have had a doubled "d". Nebuchadnezzar II, king, r. 604–562, 2 Kings 24:1, etc. Writings by scholars of the New Testament and by archaeologists of the Greco-Roman world no doubt cover such identifications. I also appreciate your making me aware of the “Nimrod” inscription! 300-302. 18. Is the book of Esther historically inaccurate? 70–75. 3, p. 244, both of which describe and cite with approval Simo Parpola, “The Murderer of Sennacherib,” in Death in Mesopotamia: Papers Read at the XXVie Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, ed. 40 pp., over 100 tables, illustrations, maps God is referred to as "Shaddai" throughout the 1682 Christian allegorical book, The Holy War by John Bunyan. As for myths of the Bronze Age or any other previous time, some scholars simply call them “good dreams.” They are summarized in three questions in “Sixteen,” in the section “Identification Methodology,” pp. Jesus appears in the New Testament, which is written in Greek and is not part of the Hebrew Bible, alias the Old Testament. 68–69), and “the dynasty of Rezin of Damascus” in Annal 23, line 13 (ITP, pp. True, no mention of Queen Esther has been found in surviving secular documents, but Esther would hardly be the only royal personage who was erased from public records. He is mostly a fictional character created in the Bronze Age. . Not very far from today’s Shechem. Immediately after the break, the inscription ends with the name “Ḥezîr.” Placement at the end, as in the epitaph over the entire tomb complex, is consistent with proper location of the name of the founding ancestor of the family. On the stele, see Mykytiuk, Identifying Biblical Persons (partly available in Google Books), pp. Speaking with no particular reference to this inscription, some scholars, such as Frendo and Kofoed, argue that lengthy gaps between a particular writing and the things to which it refers are not automatically to be considered refutations of historical claims (Anthony J. Frendo, Pre-Exilic Israel, the Hebrew Bible, and Archaeology: Integrating Text and Artefact [New York: T&T Clark, 2011], p. 98; Jens B. Kofoed, Text and History: Historiography and the Study of the Biblical Text [Winona Lake, Ind. ANEHST, p. 402. I can only refer you to works by Purdue University’s own Professor Thomas Ohlgren of the Dept. It deals with archaeological evidence for real people mentioned in the _Hebrew_ Bible, which Christians call the Old Testament. ISBN 978-965-220-858-3 (This suggestion may be pursued independently of whether the family was founded in Davidic times as 1 Chronicles 24 states.). seems to fit with the description of Josiah’s reforms in the biblical text. The earliest provenanced Aramaic epigraphic glyptics are arguably the Hamat materials (so Alan Millard, and I concur). Kheilefeh not included? Hoshea, king, r. 732/731–722, 2 Kings 15:30, etc., in Tiglath-pileser’s Summary Inscription 4, described in preceding note 18, where Hoshea is mentioned as Pekah’s immediate successor. This site is located along the Wadi Fidan, in the region of Faynan in southern Jordan. Sure it came from a private collection (and therefore unprovenanced) but as Korpe mentions, only about 10% of ancient near eastern seals come from archaeological excavations. Exodus 6:3 commentary p. 319, Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, "Gesenius' Lexicon (Tregelles' translation)", "Shad Meaning in Bible - Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon - New American Standard", "Spiritual Action: El Shaddai and the Feminine", "Notes on El Shaddai, The Feminine Expression of God | God's Logic", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=El_Shaddai&oldid=1001237095, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2010, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from February 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 20:51. (b) There is no title. 1010–970, 1 Samuel 16:13, etc. An upcoming scholarly challenge is the identification of Sennacherib’s successor, Esarhaddon, as a more likely assassin in Andrew Knapp’s paper, “The Murderer of Sennacherib, Yet Again,” to be read in a February 2014 Midwest regional conference in Bourbonnais, Ill. (SBL/AOS/ASOR). IX). Quite amazing! Hophra (= Apries = Wahibre), pharaoh, r. 589–570, Jeremiah 44:30, 6. 2) This manner of presenting Ḥezîr in the epitaph suggests that he dates back to the founding of this branch of the priestly family. 1 consists of two separately bound Parts, each a physical “book.”. 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