Israeli antiquities agency excavated in the area of Gihon Spring, in the city of David near Jerusalem (Israel) and discovered a precious ceramic bowl. It can even be considered a treasure because it is ancient Hebrew engraved.
Two archaeologists, Joe Uziel and Nahshon Zanton of the Israeli Antiquities Agency, were the ones who found the ancient ceramic bowl mentioned above. They say this artifact can be created from the 7th-8th century BC. Especially, the bowl has the words: ". riahu ben Benaiah" in ancient Hebrew.
Piece of bowl with ancient words.(Photo: Israelhayom)
'The inscription speaks of a character in the 7th century BC, a connection with people living in Jerusalem at the end of the First Temple period (the Fisrt Temple - in 1006-586 BC). " Two scientists said.
According to scientists, with such dates it is likely that the inscription refers to a famous figure once mentioned in the Old Testament. The person mentioned may be Zechariah, the son of Benaiah and the father of the prophet Jahaziel.
The name Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, appears in the Old Chronicle, telling the story of Israel and Judah since God created Adam to the middle of the 6th century BC, volume 2.