Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tiny tablet provides proof for Old Testament
For the full story, see Telegraph News U.K.
Here's an excerpt:
"Searching for Babylonian financial accounts among the tablets, Prof Jursa suddenly came across a name he half remembered - Nabu-sharrussu-ukin, described there in a hand 2,500 years old, as "the chief eunuch" of Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon.
Prof Jursa, an Assyriologist, checked the Old Testament and there in chapter 39 of the Book of Jeremiah, he found, spelled differently, the same name - Nebo-Sarsekim."
Posted by Jake Magee at 5:10 PM