New Archaeological Finding from Jerusalem’s First-Temple Period

Archaeologists working in Israel’s Western Wall Plaza have unearthed a “docket,” or clay impression of a seal from לשר העיר (“[belonging] to the governor of the city”). The identity of this governor could be Joshua, the governor of Jerusalem in the days of Hezekiah (2 Kings), or Maaseiah, is the governor in the days of Josiah (2 Chronicles).

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