Ack! With no time to spare, I thought I would throw this out for some of my history buffs out there. I would spend more time commenting on it, but I am still neck deep (for a giraffe) in the task of finalizing my scripts to be filmed tomorrow.
But it looks as though an archaeologist has uncovered some dramatic proof of a minor Biblical character’s existence (mentioned in Jeremiah 39). Why would proof of the existence of a “minor character” be trumpeted so loudly? Chiefly for the fact that if the Old Testament were crafted after the events it describes — that is, if it were an ancient hoax or “made up” history — we would expect that some of the major personalities would be named accurately, but we wouldn’t expect minor figures’ names to be accurate.
Think about it: Who was America’s first president? Good! (I’ll assume you got it right.) Now, who drove the carriage on the way to his first inauguration? Ahhhhh…
I’m out of time (which I had none of anyway!), so I’ll just let you read the rest for yourself. Here’s the link (from the Telegraph.co.uk): “Tiny tablet provides proof for Old Testament.” For your viewing pleasure, the article also features a photograph of the “tiny tablet.”
(By the way, I’m curious to know how they got this name out of Jeremiah 39. As verse 3 is translated by my KJV & NKJV — and I believe that’s the verse in question, though the article does not say — I would have to take the last part of one guy’s name and attach it to the next guy’s name. BUT, that could be because I am reading a translation and not the Hebrew, and maybe the parsing is a bit subjective here. At this moment, I don’t have any time to check other translations, myself. Anyone familiar with the Hebrew want to comment? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?)
Break’s over — gotta go! (Hat tip to Robert Thiel on this one!)