Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Recent Discovery of the Nebo-Sarsekim Tablet

Well, this is pretty cool, and it is another blow to minimalist scholars who date the composition of the Bible to Hellenistic times. Last month, a scholar named Michael Jursa discovered the name a figure from the book of Jeremiah on one of the 130,000 cuneiform tablets housed in the British Museum. It strongly appears that the tablet, a Babylonian temple receipt, mentions the same Chief Eunuch Nebo-sarsekim as Jeremiah 39:3 does (or at least they both mention an historical figure with this exact name). This discovery has been widely blogged about over the last few weeks. For sample discussion, click here and here.

1 Comments:

Blogger Chris Weimer said...

See Duane Smith's comment on what the tablet actually says here

Sun Aug 05, 12:57:00 PM GMT-5  

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