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Seal of ancient biblical king uncovered in Jerusalem

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An impression of a seal, first discovered by excavators in 2009, has been determined to have belonged to an ancient biblical king, King Hezekiah of Judah, according to a story on wnd.com.

The impression, known as a bulla, was among a number of items found over the last few years at a building in the Ophel, a section of Jerusalem near the Temple Mount, that had been used by royalty in the past.

Upon its discovery, researchers looking at the inscription thought it read “Melkiyahu”, an name from the times, but Reut Ben Arieh, an archaeologist from Hebrew University noticed punctuation marks dividing the inscription into two words, changing the meaning to “king” and “Judah.”

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