As in my reply to Greg (see above), I can only say that my interests have thus far led me to study and write concerning persons in the Hebrew Bible. You would think that this would be the most important personage to be proven. I agree that there is a need, or certainly good use, for another list containing biblical names which are parallel to those found in cognate languages or other populations in the ancient Near East. ABC  A. Kirk Grayson, Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles (Winona Lake, Ind. 21. 36., […] was replaced as king, but his career was far from over. Second, because items that have appeared on the antiquities market, whose actual origin is unknown, _might_ be authentic, they should not be ignored and must not be consigned “to the dustbin.”. I agree with the few others who said that Shishak doesn’t really count because it is pretty certain that Shishak doesn’t/can’t match Sheshonk/Shoshenq. David is still a controversy and even by its own standards was written after the fact. But the time-span covered by my article ends at about 400 B.C.E. Best wishes, Resh Laqish [also] said: in the hour that the Holy, blessed be he, created the sea, it started to expand – until the Holy, blessed be he, reproached it. (77); “Sixteen Strong,” p. 52. 18. The Mesha Inscription also refers to Omri as “the king of Israel” in lines 4–5, 7 (Dearman, Studies, pp. My responses to the other readers who mentioned Jesus also appear on the previous page. Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 1940/41, Vol. The point on which these two statements (in comments 14 and 15) do not overlap, and on which we seem to disagree quite clearly, is whether the biblical narrative can be characterized as folklore. Therefore, the Israel Antiquities Authority at first considered it a potential forgery. El Shaddai is conventionally translated into English as God Almighty (Deus Omnipotens in Latin), but its original meaning is unclear.. The archaeological record is haphazard in that only a small percentage of available sites have been excavated, and typically a given site is only partly dug. ISBN 978-965-220-858-3 If an inscription is known to be authentic—that is, excavated, not sold on the antiquities market—and if it happens to contain enough data in the inscribed piece and in its immediate surroundings in the excavation, then one might be able make a clear, strong identification of someone who is mentioned in the Bible. Baalis, king of the Ammonites, r. early 6th century, Jeremiah 40:14, in an Ammonite seal impression on the larger, fairly flat end of a ceramic cone (perhaps a bottle-stopper?) )sarsekim Tablet by Henry Stadhouders,” Biblische Notizen NF 140 (2009): pp. 2 (2013): 202, Group 1. Hezekiah, king, r. 726–697/696, 2 Kings 16:20, etc., initially in the Rassam Cylinder of Sennacherib (in this inscription, Raging Torrent records frequent mention of Hezekiah in pp. BASOR  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, ca. Hezekiah, king, r. 726–697/696, 2 Kings 16:20, etc. Do you mean that characterization to apply to the complete, entire Hebrew Bible/Old Testament without exception, or only on parts of it? Manasseh, king, r. 697/696–642/641, 2 Kings 20:21, etc., in the inscriptions of Assyrian kings Esarhaddon (Raging Torrent, pp. In this I challenge the assumption of many scholars that the inscription demonstrates that the biblical Balaam existed. RIMA  a series of books: The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia: Assyrian Periods. One appears in Bereshit Rabbah 5:8, where Shaddai stops the world from expanding and in 46:3 where he limits the earth and heavens. One stone does not make an empire. If all identifications with which someone disagreed were excluded, there might not be any left! 153–159 and 159–163, respectively, and p. 219 no. This theory was popularized by W. F. Albright[citation needed] but was somewhat weakened when it was noticed[by whom?] ), Larry: Your article is very helpful. 46–79; COS, vol. Browse baby girl names and meanings. And I suspect that the Balaam and Beor of the inscription might well be the same as those in Numbers chapters 22 through 24 But there are some difficulties that make the identification unclear: 1. The N.J.B. In these, “son” means nothing more than that he is the successor, in this instance, of Omri (Raging Torrent, p. 20 under “Ba’asha . The translation of El as "God" or "Lord" in the Ugaritic/Canaanite language is straightforward, as El was the supreme god of the ancient Canaanite religion. _Early Rymes of Robyn Hood : An Edition of the Texts_, ca. Thanks again. 6. 3, pp. 66–71). Your email address will not be published. 80–81). What I was saying is that the inclusion of a genuine historical character in a folkloric narrative does not prove that all the folkloric narrative’s events/characters were true. His follow-up article, “Archaeology Confirms 3 More Bible People,” published in the May/June 2017 issue of BAR, adds another three people to the list. Although personally I believe that he does, and is present out there somewhere among all of the Michael F.s in the world, I can neither prove nor disprove it with the evidence available to me. with supplement; Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips, 1986), pp. This process is called assimilation. 70-76. See also Nadav Na’aman, “The Interchange between Bible and Archaeology: The Case of David’s Palace and the Millo,” BAR 40, no. 284, 285). (Oxford: Clarendon, 1923; reprinted Osnabrück, Germany: Zeller, 1967), p. 114 English translation of line 29, and p. 118 note regarding line 29; ANET, p. 492. Biblical archaeology is a subset of archaeology. Thanks for contributing an answer to Stack Overflow! 3, pp. 22. "Almighty" is the translation of "Shaddai" followed by most modern English translations of the Hebrew scriptures, including the popular New International Version[28] and Good News Bible. However, some scholars have noted that the writer of the book showed a remarkably detailed knowledge of Persian royalty, architecture, and customs. 355-384, with book-by-book treatments within the Hebrew Bible in pp. 48–49 n. 34). “Thus, the fact that the inscription was written approximately 130 years after David died does NOT refute this identification. Although I was not fortunate enough to have been one of your students, long ago I was one of those students who understood what was taught but wanted to know how we knew it was true. A web-exclusive supplement to Lawrence Mykytiuk's BAR articles identifying real Hebrew Bible people. See Raging Torrent, pp. This name almost certainly refers to a historical person, but variations of this name were common in the ancient Near East, and modern lack of information on the biblical Shalman makes it difficult to assign it to a particular historical situation or ruler, Assyrian or otherwise. 53. 8; IBP, p. 235; “Sixteen Strong,” p. 52. Jesus appears in the New Testament, which is written in Greek and is not part of the Hebrew Bible, alias the Old Testament. [19] It seems however, that they should rather be approached in their immediate context and in relation to another parallel narrative which comes in BT Sukkah 53 a–b and reads: When David dug the Pits, the {watery chasm} arose and threatened to submerge the world. As for the time period, disruption of copper production at Khirbet en-Nahas, also in the southern Levant, can be attributed to Sheshonq’s army, as determined by stratigraphy, high-precision radiocarbon dating, and an assemblage of Egyptian amulets dating to Sheshonq’s time. Yet all the letter shapes are consistent with each other, being the appropriate shapes for late seventh-century to early sixth-century Hebrew script. Many public libraries have ANET, but perhaps not many more of the titles you will need. But attempts to establish an identification lack clarity, and I could not include them among the firm identifications. I will have to add a few more mentioned in your article. VAT is the abbreviation for the series Vorderasiatische Abteilung Tontafel, published by the Berlin Museum. and Deity *Dod as Dead as the Dodo?” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 76 (1997): 29‒44. Please send a copy of this article to [email protected], Reply to David (comment 36 above): Just had a beautiful baby girl and still searching for the perfect name to give your little Angel? But it will take a lot of time to cover all 50 identifications. 271–272), on which see ABC, pp. Only two possible Israelites in all ancient history to have an Egyptian burial, and a royal coffin shows up in Israel in a parcel of ground rather than a pyramid? 70; Graham I. Davies, Megiddo (Cities of the Biblical World; Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 1986), pp. See Raging Torrent, p. 106 under “Shilkanni.”. 4. This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in 2014. Moerover, when it comes to Joseph’s death, there was a prophecy that his body would be taken back to Israel. “Did Jesus Exist? See also idem, “Five Notes on Jerusalem in the First and Second Temple Periods,” Tel Aviv 39 (2012): p. 93. 800, 1 Kings 19:15, 2 Kings 8:8, etc., is documented in four kinds of inscriptions: 1) The inscriptions of Shalmaneser III call him “Hazael of Damascus” (Raging Torrent, pp. 46. Sargon II, king, r. 721–705, Isaiah 20:1, in many inscriptions, including his own. Scholars prefer to treat subjects on which they feel most qualified to speak. Esarhaddon’s name appears in many cuneiform inscriptions (ANET, pp. Jeroboam II, king, r. 790–750/749, 2 Kings 13:13, etc. “Hadadezer the Damascene” is also mentioned in an engraving on a statue of Shalmaneser III at Aššur (RIMA 3, p. 118, A.0.102.40, col. i, line 14). 131–134. My oven is a standard, 80's range with oven and broiler - nothing special. See endnote 26 above regarding “Sixteen,” pp. What about cartouches or ring seals that have been found that apparently belonged to joseph during his days as administrator in Egypt? 46–47. 314–316; ANEHST, pp. David, it is good to be cautious in evaluating evidence, and not to overstate the case. (2nd rev. 302–303). 30–37. 51. The fact that a much smaller number of scholars still disagree can be considered a reason to call this identification “controversial,” Still, the fact that someone disagrees does not refute the strong case, based on ancient evidence. “Manasseh, king of Judah,” according to Esarhaddon (r. 680–669), was among those who paid tribute to him (Esarhaddon’s Prism B, column 5, line 55; R. Campbell Thompson, The Prisms of Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal [London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1931], p. 25; ANET, p. 291). This mythological tale is entirely a Greek invention, carried on by Romans. Cyrus II (=Cyrus the great), king, r. 559–530, 2 Chronicles 36:22, etc., in various inscriptions (including his own), for which and on which see ANEHST, pp. ),” in CAH, vol. This table uses Kitchen’s dates for rulers of Egypt, Pitard’s for kings of Damascus (with some differences), Galil’s for monarchs of Judah and for those of the northern kingdom of Israel, Grayson’s for Neo-Assyrian kings, Wiseman’s for Neo-Babylonian kings and Briant’s, if given, for Persian kings and for the Persian province of Yehud. In response to Michael F. in post 13, regarding David: RIMA 3  A. Kirk Grayson, Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC, II (858–745 BC) (RIMA, no. Now we need to compare the identifying marks of an individual in the inscription and in the Bible. ), who was at Shushan around the time of Darius I or Xerxes I . It sounds like pseudo-science making a case for Atlantis. I would disagree with Lawrence’s assertion for evidence of Jesus citing later works. Why has the tomb of Mary not been found yet, why has the tomb of Joseph not been found yet? The time reference in Jeremiah 39:3 is very close, to the year 586. El Shaddai (Hebrew: אֵל שַׁדַּי ‎, IPA: [el ʃaˈdaj]) or just Shaddai is one of the names of the God of Israel. 1, Part 1, pp. Ester&imageid=9621&box=&shownew= First the epitaph names some of Ḥezîr’s prominent descendants, and then it presents Ḥezîr by name in the final phrase, which refers to his descendants, who are named before that, as “priests, of (min, literally “from”) the sons of Ḥezîr.” This particular way of saying it recognizes him as the head of that priestly family. Middle Eastern cultures have traditionally maintained long memories of friends and enemies, and David’s conquests did not make friends of those he conquered. It could be a forgery or a fake. His descendants carried on his name. 70–75. In response to comment 13 (on this page), by J: If you are interested in the evidence for a United Monarchy, a cogent synthesis appears in David M. Carr, _The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction_ (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), especially pp. 1149–1160. and C.E., for many centuries, scholarly circles have been not only international, but also intercultural and inter-religious. 470; IBP, pp. 27. circa, a Latin word meaning “around”. I agree that Kurt brought out some interesting points about the book of Esther. In the ancient Near East, kingdoms were called “the house of” followed by the name of the founder of that line of rulers. Nahman Avigad and Benjamin Sass, _Corpus of West Semitic Stamp Seals_ (Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Israel Exploration Society, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Institute of Archaeology, 1997). 7. Perhaps, if God is willing, I might be able eventually to extend the coverage of my research and publication to include figures in the New Testament who are documented in inscriptions of their times. 35–44; OROT, pp. 415, 416–417, respectively). . It began in the eighteenth century as historical-biblical criticism. We do not even know which century the inscriptional Ma‘aziah lived in. It was discovered in a narrow patch of land between the south side of the Temple mount and the north end of the City of David. Many thanks, Hector, for providing alerting me and others to this really interesting discovery and for providing the link to the story in the Jerusalem Post April 8th issue–almost 2 months after my article appeared in BAR (the March/April was actually published in mid-February). This seal was published during the nineteenth century (in 1883 by Charles Clermont-Ganneau), when no one, neither scholars nor forgers, knew the correct shapes of Hebrew letters for the late seventh to early sixth century (the time of Jeremiah). Yes, their research showed us he was born to a mythological virgin and rose from the dead. Shishak may just be a nickname for a ruler, like David and Solomon were nicknames for kings. Three other people, all in the book of Genesis, are not clearly identifiable in any inscription of known authenticity: Chedor-la’omer, Jacob, and Joseph. It seems, J., that we agree to a certain extent but not on everything. Further, I agree with your statement in comment 15, “the inclusion of a genuine historical character in a folkloric narrative does not prove that all the folkloric narrative’s events/characters were true.” This statement overlaps almost completely with what I said in comment 14 above, that “1. Actually, Michael, there is another inscription that names David. As Jan Dušek shows, it cannot be demonstrated that any Sanballat II and III existed, which is the reason for the present article’s quotation marks around the “I” in Sanballat “I”; see Jan Dušek, “Archaeology and Texts in the Persian Period: Focus on Sanballat,” in Martti Nissinen, ed., Congress Volume: Helsinki 2010 (Boston: Brill. 68–69, Pl. Lawrence Mykytiuk. This impressive book by Dr. Ada Yardeni makes it easy to understand why one never hears a single criticism of Ada Yardeni’s professional abilities as a paleographer. 47. 42; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1939), pp. 3 [May/June 1994]: pp. See Raging Torrent, pp. The binding of particular knots of tefillin is supposed to resemble the shape of the letters: the leather strap of the tefillah shel rosh is knotted at the back of the head thus forming the letter dalet whereas the one that is passed through the tefillah shel yad forms a yod-shaped knot. Dearman, Studies  J. Andrew Dearman, ed., Studies in the Mesha Inscription and Moab (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989). […], […]… […], […] 53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically by […]. There might easily have been intervening sources which transmitted the information from generation to generation but as centuries passed, were lost. […] This is really cool! Clicking here will take you to a page which lists many Biblical characters proven to exist along with the […], […] have verified at least 50 leaders mentioned throughout the Bible. _Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales_ (1997), 518 n. 26. That would be gibberish. Kitchen, The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 B.C.) Because the shapes of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet gradually changed over the centuries, it is possible to give an approximate date to ancient Hebrew inscriptions on that basis. 265–277; “Sixteen,” pp. 14; Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1981), p. 333. See Raging Torrent, pp. How about the name of a Philistine ruler mentioned in the Eqron inscription?. Donald J. Wiseman, “Babylonia 605–539 B.C.” in CAH, vol. Wayne T. Pitard, Ancient Damascus: A Historical Study of the Syrian City-State from Earliest Times until its Fall to the Assyrians in 732 B.C.E. With an Appendix on the Nebu(! You have not demonstrated that there _is_ any clear analogy. In response to comment 48 by Robin: Lawrence Mykytiuk. This article is from the current issue of the respected Biblical Archaeology Review and is by Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk. The three-line inscription reads: “Menahem, from (min) the sons of Yakîm, (a) priest.” See CIIP, vol. 2) Ma‘aziah’s occupation was priest, because he was the ancestor of a priest. Immediately after the break, the inscription ends with the name “Ḥezîr.” Placement at the end, as in the epitaph over the entire tomb complex, is consistent with proper location of the name of the founding ancestor of the family. IBP  Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200–539 B.C.E. Shalmaneser V (= Ululaya), king, r. 726–722, 2 Kings 17:2, etc. Ben-hadad, son of Hazael, king, r. early 8th century, 2 Kings 13:3, etc., in the Zakkur stele from near Aleppo. OROT  Kenneth A. no. England’s King John is a well-documented historical figure, but that doesn’t mean a real Robin Hood opposed him while leading a real group of Merry Men including a real Little John, a real Friar Tuck, and a real Maid Marian. It is true that many people understand it to mean “Common Era.” But many others interpret it as “Christian Era.” The abbreviation is actually ambiguous, so I suggest that you interpret it in whichever way you prefer. For other uses, see, Shaddai related to wilderness or mountains, The inscription offers only a fragmentary, גורו לכם מפני־חרב כי־חמה עונות חרב למען תדעון שדין, Harriet Lutzky, "Ambivalence toward Balaam", J.A. [29] (b) There is no title. For the Neo-Babylonian Chronicle series, Chronicle 1, i, 33–42, see ANEHST, pp. _Medieval Outlaws : Ten Tales in Modern English_ (1998), The sh at the beginning and the middle of his name remained sh, a sound used both in Egyptian and in Hebrew. 9, pp. You have no idea what research was done by gospel writers, yet you pretend to know they did research. 3, p. 244, both of which describe and cite with approval Simo Parpola, “The Murderer of Sennacherib,” in Death in Mesopotamia: Papers Read at the XXVie Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, ed. Moreover, each of the recalled accounts has strong cosmological undertones, what suggests assuming the comparative perspective. See OROT, pp. Jakim (=Yakîm), founding father of a priestly division in the First Temple in Jerusalem, early tenth century, 1 Chronicles 24:12, on an inscribed ossuary (“bone box”) of the first or second century C.E. That got me wondering why Jezebel didn’t make the list. Lawrence, regarding your request of Kurt in his comment 17, regarding a certain Marduka : Apparently, a cuneiform inscription evidently from Borsippa is said to refer to a Persian official by that name(Mordecai? The book excels in so many ways: its comprehensive survey of current Hebrew and Aramaic paleographic research, its aesthetically pleasing layout, its prolific examples, its attention to detail, and simplicity of style, all of which will appeal to professional and lay readers alike. I appreciate this opportunity to clarify that point. I’m really impressed, Lawrence, with the care you have taken in responding to the comments. (d) I would not be inclined to date the script to the 9th century. Although Wikipedia contains articles of widely varying quality and can change from day to day or even disappear, the ancient evidence does not disappear. She was the daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidonia and, through her, Ahab came to serve Baal. My intention was simply to focus this particular article on figures mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in order to make known the firm results of the research I have conducted thus far. In this theory, the word is related to the word "śadé" meaning "the (uncultivated) field", the area of hunting (as in the distinction between beasts of the field, חיות השדה, and cattle, בהמות). 3. Is it because the name on the inscription cannot be identified the Akhish in the bible? 49. […] 50 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically – Biblical Archaeology Society – […], […] maar dat is nog geen reden om te zeggen dat de Bijbel niet waar is. […] via:… […], […] 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk lists 50 figures from the Old Testament that have been confirmed archaeologically, including Israelite kings and Mesopotamian […], […] For the list of the 50 Real People, and the footnotes on how they were confirmed, go here. Normally, if the person in the Bible and the person in the inscription have the same three identifying marks of an individual, and if all other factors are right, one can say the identification (confirmation) of the Biblical person in the inscription is virtually certain. 2, pp. 22–25; Raging Torrent, p. 20, under “Ba’asha . On the phrase pattern in general, see Gary A. Rendsburg, “On the Writing BYTDWD in the Aramaic Inscription fron Tel Dan,” Israel Exploration Journal 45 (1995): 22-25, briefly quoted and discussed in Mykytiuk, Identifying Biblical Persons (partly available in Google Books), 125-126. This article took some “mental muscle” to read and under-stand, but I couldn’t help thinking of all my former students who would have loved these answers to their questions! 1, Part 1, p. 182, no. Pl. 9–10 (in German). 1 (Jerusalem: Shoham Academic Research and Publication, c2015). 163–169, with corrections from Kitchen’s review of IBP as noted in “Corrections,” p. 117; “Sixteen,” pp. 3. Mesha, king of Moab, for example, affirms the existence of Omri, king of the northern kingdom of Israel and “his son” (implying a dynasty, which Scripture affirms), but there is disagreement on exactly when Mesha liberated Moab from Israelite rule. 44. The noted Jewish scholar Joseph Klausner, after thoroughly investigating their testimony, reports that the ” early Talmudical accounts” of Jesus confirm ‘both the existence and the general character of Jesus.’ –Jesus of Nazareth, p. 20. 69–85). (2nd rev. (Of course, any good, recent Bible dictionary or Bible encyclopedia will mention such Bible-era documentation that is found outside of the Bible and cite the most relevant modern publications.) Kitchen, The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 B.C.) 74–95; Christopher A. Rollston, “‘Priests’ or ‘Priest’ in the Mariam (Miriam) Ossuary, and the Language of the Inscription,” Rollston Epigraphy (blog), July 14, 2011,, accessed October 10, 2016; Richard Bauckham, “The Caiaphas Family,” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 10 (2012), pp. [16] This is the same word used in the Passover Haggadah, Dayeinu, which means "It would have been enough for us." . Raging Torrent, pp. It also offers a translation. p, 42). Omri, king, r. 884–873, 1 Kings 16:16, etc. Jehucal (= Jucal), official during Zedekiah’s reign, fl. I posted a comment on the Biblical Archaeology Society […]. 148–151; 229 only in [50] City of David bulla; “Sixteen,” p. 49). I am he who said to the world "enough!". early 6th century, Jeremiah 39:3, 44. The origin and meaning of "Shaddai" are obscure, and a variety of hypotheses have been put forward. Vatican City, 6 March 1997 Prot. 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