Seal of Hezekiah found?

Scholars say they have figured out the wording of a 2800 year old seal impression found in Old Jerusalem.  Israeli archeologists announced this just yesterday.   Link, here.  As usual one should be a little suspicious of first reports.  Other scholars will weigh in later, I expect.  But for now I have no reason to doubt that this is a valid translation.

The bulla, a stamp seal impression, was one of dozens found in recent years in a royal building in the Ophel, excavation leader Dr. Eilat Mazar said at a press conference held at the Mount Scopus campus, and bears the name “Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz, king of Judah,” an 8th century Judean ruler.

Mazar called the artifact “the closest as ever that we can get to something that was most likely held by King Hezekiah himself.” She said that the bulla “strengthens what we know already from the Bible about [Hezekiah].”

There is another link here with this picture.

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