FORGERIES, FAKES: Bible Seal from Israel

Fake seal of
Jehoahaz, son of the king

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Archaeologists are digging up bible stories!!!

Archaeology is an important science that confirms the historical accuracy of the Bible. Since the Bible refers to hundreds of cities, kings, and places, we would expect to find evidence from on-site excavations. And this is exactly what we have found. The Bible is the most historically accurate book of history on earth. Read the Bible daily!



Fake seal of Jehoahaz, son of the king:

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Jehoahaz, son of the king

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Fake seal of Jehoahaz, son of the king

1.      This Seal is supposed to be of King Jehoahaz, son of king Josiah: 2 Ki 23:30-31, 609 BC

2.      See full outline on King Josiah.

3.      The seal  of "Jahoahaz, son of the king" is a clumsy forgery, done around 1970 by someone who improved considerably later on. It’s no. 13 in the “Corpus of West Semitic stamp seals” by N. Avigad, revised and completed by B. Sass.

4.      Regrettably, BAR published this forged, fake seal by adding it to the article after it was submitted, without the knowledge or consent of the author Jeff Zorn: "A fighting cock is engraved on this late-seventh-century B.C. red jasper seal inscribed “Jehoahaz son of the king.” A similar rooster is also depicted on the seal of Janaziah. (Mizpah: Newly Discovered Stratum Reveals Judah’s Other Capital, Jeffrey R. Zorn, Sep/Oct 1997 AD)


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