Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, July 23, 2007

Finding Truth in Our Prophets

British Museum's great Arched Room: Michael Jursa, a researcher at the British Museum, has recently translated a newly-found Babylonian tablet from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, the king who attacked Jerusalem in 597 and 587 BCE and deported the people of Jerusalem to Babylon. The tablet is a receipt for a donation to the temple, and is 1.7 lbs. of gold.

The tablet reads as follows:
(Regarding) 1.5 minas (0.75 kg) of gold, the property of Nabu-sharrussu-ukin, the chief eunuch, which he sent via Arad-Banitu the eunuch to [the temple] Esangila: Arad-Banitu has delivered [it] to Esangila. In the presence of Bel-usat, son of Alpaya, the royal bodyguard, [and of] Nadin, son of Marduk-zer-ibni. Month XI, day 18, year 10 [of] Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon

The tablet itself is certainly genuine. The tablet is dated to the 10th year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, 595 B.C.E., 12 years before the siege of Jerusalem.

Nebo-Sarsekim participated in the subsequent Jewish exile to Bavel, where the famous song "By the rivers of Babylon," was written.

In Sefer Yirmiyahu, ירמיהו , it says:
ויבאו, כל שרי מלך בבל, וישבו, בשער התוך:נרגל שראצר סמגר נבו שר סכים רב סריס, נרגל שראצר רב מג, וכל שארית,
שרי מלך בבל
In the above verse, Nebo-sarsekim is one of the officials at the head of Nebuchadnezzars army when it besieges Jerusalem.
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