Seal of Yehuchal

Seal of Yehuchal is dated to the beginning of the 6th century BCE and bears the name of Yehuchal ben Shelemayahu an official named in the Bible in conjunction was the prophet's doomsday prophecy. Yehuchal was an advisor in King Zedekiah’s court. According to Hebrew University’s Eilat Mazar, who is leading the dig, this marks the first time in Israeli archaeology that two clay bullae (One that of Juchal and other of Gemariah) with two biblical names that appear in the same biblical verse have been unearthed in the same location.

circa 600 BCE

The 2,600 year old clay seal impression, or bulla, bearing the name Yehuchal ben Shelemayahu uncovered completely intact during archeological excavations in the ancient City of David. Similar to Pashur’s bulla it had been fired and preserved as well. Yehuchal is mentioned in Jeremiah 38:1. The bulla is about 1 cm in diameter, and lettered in ancient Hebrew, were found among the debris of the destruction of the First Temple period.

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