Ancient find backs Old Testament
"A mundane commercial transaction takes its place as a primary witness to one of the turning points in Old Testament history."
- Irving Finkel, museum spokesperons
London, England, UK - The British Museum yesterday hailed a discovery within a clay tablet in its collection as a breakthrough for biblical archeology -- proof of the accuracy of the Old Testament.
The cuneiform inscription in a tablet dating from 595BC has been deciphered for the first time -- revealing a reference to an official at the court of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, that proves the historical existence of a figure mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah.