Nehemiah’s Wall: Found – #6 Post of 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt

In the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Eilat Mazar reports that she has discovered a portion of Nehemiah’s Wall.  These are the walls that were described in the book of Nehemiah in chapters 3 and 4.

Nehemiah's Wall

The wall was discovered as Mazar continued excavations of King David’s Palace.

Mazar's Excavation

If this was not fascinating enough, Mazar also discovered two small seal impressions in the same excavation.  These seal impressions actually contain the names “Gedaliah son of Pashhur” and “Jehucal son of Shelemiah.”  Both of these seals are dated to the time period of King Zedekiah, who ruled from 597-587 B.C.

Why are these names important?  Both of them are named by the prophet Jeremiah as court officials in Jeremiah 38.  Mazar discovered actual impressions of the names of biblical figures!  I concur with her exclamation: “How amazing these finds are!”

The Palace of David, Nehemiah’s Wall, court officials mentioned by Jeremiah – truly impressive finds which further corroborate the historical accuracy of the Bible.

  • Geoff456

    hey Bill,

    How about changing up the Christmas themed blog? It is almost Easter!


  • Bill Pratt

    I know. I need to change the theme, but I really like this one. It will be hard to say good bye…

  • RaiulBaztepo

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  • Bill Pratt

    Hi Raiul, thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Great article!!!! Very inspiriring. It’s great to see fellow Christians helping our brothers and sisters articulate their faith! I would like to know if you would like to do a link-exchange. Check out my website and see what you think.

    In Christ,


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