They did not expect to find anything this special when they began digging near what is now the Armon Hanatziv Promenade
Program to be supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group
"Each year, discovery after discovery adds to our knowledge of the biblical world... and to the mounting evidence that demonstrates that the Bible is historically reliable," Bryan Windle said.
According to the City of David Foundation, there are three people with the name Adoniyahu in the Bible, the most famous being King David’s son.
The seal was deciphered by Dr. Anat Mendel-Geberovich of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Center for the Study of Ancient Jerusalem.
The half-shekel weight will be presented to the general public on Hanukka in Emek Tzurim National Park.
Jerusalem is holy to three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
The discovery was made in sifting project in the City of David.
A 1,000-year-old clay amulet inscribed with a blessing in Arabic was discovered in the City of David.
Emek Shaveh’s Mizrachi: When you control the past, you control the present and the future.