Seal of Gemariah

East of the House of Ahiel, under the modern pathway, was an archive house, the seal found there bears the name of Gemariah son of Shaphan the scribe - a high ranking officer in the court of King Jehoiakim who appears as a key player in the story of the finding of the law during work in the Temple.

circa 587 BCE

This is one of the most important clay seals because it was found as part of an official archeological dig in the city of David in 1982 CE. It was found in the famous Area G of city of David, in an archeological layer dated back to the Babylonian destruction of the city in 587 BCE.

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