Building time of Hezekiah discovered
Friday, February 27, 2009
Tholen - Archaeologists in Israel have a large building from the time of Hezekiah, the former king of Judah, was discovered. An Israeli body that deals with excavations made that discovery in the village of Umm Tuba in southern Jerusalem. It would be a building with multiple rooms. The rooms contain objects and pottery from the period around the First and Second Temple.
There are stamps of officers found that a high office was in the reign of King Hezekiah, who was the 13th king of Judah. He is described in the Bible books Kings, Chronicles and Isaiah. Hezekiah in Chronicles tells how he and the prophet Isaiah prayed to God for God's kingdom to protect against an invasion of the Assyrians.
We believe that the building was partially destroyed during the conquest of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. New discoveries can help a picture of the Jewish presence in Jerusalem. The Palestinian authorities concluded that the Jewish temples never existed.
The First Temple, the Ark of the Covenant has been, in the 10th century BC built by King Solomon. The Babylonians destroyed the temple in 586 BC. The Second Temple was built in 515 BC and destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.