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Bone Seal with Name Saul Found from 8th Century BCE

Archaeologists reported Monday that they found a bone seal with the biblical name Shaul (Saul) from the First Temple period (8th Century BCE) in Jerusalem. The seal was found during an ongoing excavation in the City of David, located right outside Jerusalem’s old city walls.

The seal contains the common Hebrew name Shaul, who was also the first King of Israel. Archaeologist Ronny Reich explained that the find indicates that names were placed on bone seals earlier than previously thought.

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