24 Feb 2018

A clay seal with the name of Isaiah has been found on a dig in Jerusalem - just 10 feet from another clay seal of Hezekiah. Eilat Mazar speculates that it is a seal of the Biblical prophet Isaiah, a contemporary of Hezekiah and the seige of Jerusalem by the Assyrian king Sennacherib. See for example ...

   ... According to the  Bible an angel of the Lord destroyed the Assyrian army but Assyrian annals claim Hezekiah paid tribute - although the city was never taken. See also an article by Eilat Ma\zar in Biblical Archaeology Review (Feb 2018) ... and see also the link sent in by Jovan at

The image below is of the excavation - deep into Iron Age strata.