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A clay tablet that was dug up near the ancient city of Babylon and stored in a British museum was translated by a visiting professor.  As it turns out, the tablet was a receipt for a monetary gift that Nebo-Sarsekim gave to a temple.  Nebo-Sarsekim, probably not a name you specifically remember from the Old Testament, can be found in Jeremiah 39.

Pretty exciting find!  For more info check out:

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4 Responses to “Babylonian Tablet Confirms Existence of Old Testament Figure”

  1. on 13 Jul 2007 at 6:32 amKarl

    amazing!

  2. on 17 Jul 2007 at 5:44 amAlex

    Matt

    I find this sort of thing fascinating. I’m paying a visit to the British museum next week and hopefully they’ll have the tablet on display.

    Walking in the midst of all those ancient artifacts really gives a flavour of the times and helps the bible to come to life.

    I’ll see if I can get a photo, if you like.

    God bless, bro

  3. on 17 Jul 2007 at 7:49 pmDustin

    Alex, can you get pictures? It would be great to see them.

    Dustin

  4. on 24 Jul 2007 at 4:09 amAlex

    Of course, Dustin!

    I went yesterday and got a few pics, though the tablets weren’t on display.

    Also the frieze of the Assyrian lion hunt was off limits, so I guess I’ll have to go back another time.

    I did get the winged lions from the gate of the Palace of Tigrath Pileser III at Nimrud and a few other goodies but I forgot to bring my camera (I’m so dumb) and had to use my phone so the quality isn’t all that.

    I also went to an exhibition at the British Library and saw a fragment of the dead sea scrolls and codex sinaiticus. But again, the pictures aren’t great.

    Should I email them to you or is there a way they can be uploaded to this site?

    BTW – How’s the Dustin Chain Reference Bible coming along?

    Alex

  

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