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Museum’s tablet lends new weight to Biblical truth — Times Online

by Stephen Hebert on Thursday - 12 July 2007

in Biblical Studies, Old Testament

Nebo-Sarsekim TabletMuseum’s tablet lends new weight to Biblical truth -Times Online

The Times Online reports that a cuneiform tablet dating to 595 BC (that’s BCE for some of you) offers extra-biblical evidence for the existence of an official under Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. This particular official, Nebo-Sarsekim, was previously only mentioned in Jeremiah (39:3).

The tablet has apparently been sitting in the British Museum’s archives since 1870.

For a translation of the tablet, see the Telegraph.

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