People Mentioned In The Bible 2

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People Mentioned In The Bible, And Archeology — II
From 799 BC to 600 BC
Compiled By: Dr. Johnson C.  Philip

There is so much archeological data now available, but is so scattered around in museusms, private collections, and the information about them is so scattered in books and journal articles published in several countries over a period of one century or more, that it is well nigh impossible for any single writer or student of archeology to know about these. Nor has any book, it seems, except a few dictionaries or archeology, ever tried to collect all such data into a centralize place.

  1. BiblicalArcheology.Net will keep trying to become this kind of a central dipository of comprehensive information, and as part of this vision, available information is tabulated below. This list deals only with “persons” mentioned in the Bible. This list is in Chronological order, according to date the person lived, or ruled.
  2. Very soon we will add links to related archeological discoveries. Any information you send is appreciated, and will be acknowledged.
  3. Similar lists about places, things, and other biblical lists will also be available on this site. All these lists keep growing as we discover information from various sources. Some of the most important sources are listed at the end of this document. Students interested in this information are advised to check this site occassionally for additional information/updates. The date given below will help you to check if new information has been added.

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Person Mentioned
The In Bible
[Approx Date Of Interest]
Place Where
Mentioned in Bible .————–
Related Archeological Discovery
Ben Hadad IIIca. 798-722 B.C.2 Kings 13:24-25 – King of Syria (Aram); Son of HazaelZakir King of Hamuth relates that Barhadad, the son of Hazael, fought against him.
Jeroboam IIca. 793-753 B.C.2 Kings 13:13 – 14th King of Israel; son of JehoashSeal of Jasper found at Megiddo has a roaring lion and the inscription ABelonging to Shema, servant of Jeroboam.
Uzziah790-739 B.C.2 Kings 15:13 – also called Azariah; 10th King of Judah; leper when he died.Aramaic inscription on a stone plaque – 13″ x 14″ – reads “Hither were brought the bones of Uzziah, King of Judah.” Plaque found in tomb on Mt. of Olives but bones were not found.
Menahemca. 752-742 B.C.2 Kings 15:17 – 17th King of IsraelTiglath-Pileser relates in a cuneiform text found at Calah that he received tribute from AMenahem of Samaria.
Jothamca. 750-731 B.C.2 Kings 15:32 – 11th King of Judah1. Seal, signet ring found at Ezion Geber (Elath) inscription – ABelonging to Jotham   also ram in seal – in Smithsonian Institution.
2. Bulla in collection of Shlomo Moussaieff which reads AAhaz (son of) Jotham, King of Judah
Pul (Tiglath-Pileser III)ca. 745-727 B.C.2 Kings 15:19 – Assyrian King; called Pul in Bible; his records mention several Jewish kings.1. Palace found at Ninevah. 2. Another palace found with reliefs of Tiglath-Pileser 3. Numerous cuneiform tablets including 2 King lists and the annals of Tiglath-Pileser.
Pekahca. 740-732 B.C.2 Kings 15:27 – 19th King of Israel1. Tiglath-Pileser III records in an annalistic text that he overturned Pekah. 2. Pottery jar at Hazor from the time of Pekah is inscribed with name APekah.
Ahaz735-715 B.C.2 Kings 16:2 – 12th King of Judah; son of Jotham; idolatrous; listed in Jesus’ genealogy (Mt 1:9)1. Cuneiform inscription of Tiglath Pileser’s campaign against Palestine (called Jehoahaz); 2. Seal with inscription Abelonging to Usna, “Minister of Ahaz” 3. Bulla with impression “Ahaz (son of) Jotham King of Judah”
Hosheaca. 732-722 B.C.2 Kings 17:1 – 20th (and last) King of Israel1. Seal purchased at Sotheby=s reads “Belonging to Abdi, servant of Hoshea”
2. Tiglath-Pilser III records helping Hoshea come to throne
Rezind. 732 B.C.2 Kings 15:37 – King of Aram (Syria); killed by Tiglath-Pileser III1. Cuneiform tablet of Tiglath-Pileser III lists tribute received from Rezin 2. Tablet tells of fall of Damascus and names Rezin.
Shalmaneser V727-722 B.C.2 Kings 17:3 – King of Assyria; son of Tiglath-Pileser1. Babylonian Chronicle cites his activities. 2. Name found on boundary stone to date an event to his third year. 3. Bronze weight has inscription which contains his name. 4. Babylonian King list records him.
Sargon II722-705 B.C.Isa. 20:1 – King of Assyria; brother of Shalmaneser V1. Palace found at Khorsabad with multiple carvings of Sargon in relief. 2. Extensive cuneiform texts tell about his exploits and reign (which include the annals & Sargon=s prism). 3. Fragment of stele found at Ashdod and erected after Sargon=s victory.
Merodach-Baladarca. 721-709 B.C.2 Kings 20:12 – King of Babylon1. Stele for a land grant depicts Merodach-Baladar and has text about him. 2. Babylonian chronicle 3. King List A 4. Numerous cuneiform inscriptions of Tiglath-Pileser III, Sargon II, and Sennacherib. 5. Cuneiform cylinder written by Merodach-Baladar boasting of driving out Assyrians.
Hezekiahr. ca. 715-686 B.C.Kings 18:2 – 13th King of Judah; dug tunnel for water from Gihon Spring1. Clay bulla in Israel Museum bears inscription, “Jehozara,…servant of Hezekiah.” 2. Sennacherib records shutting Hezekiah up like a bird in Jerusalem and twice more mentions him elsewhere.
Shebnaca. 700 B.C.2 Kings 18:18 – Court official of HezekiahPartial tomb inscription found in Silvan has been reconstructed by Avigad to contain part of Shebna=s name.
Manassehca. 697-642 B.C.2 Kings 20:21 – 14th King of Judah1. Seal reading ABelonging to Manassah, the son of the King may be from time when he was crown prince. 2. Esarhaddon lists AManassah, King of Judah on Prism B which lists those who contributed material to his new palace. 3. Ashurbanipal, on Cylinder C, lists AManassah, King of Judah as being forced to accompany him on his Egyptian campaign.
Sharezerca. 681 B.C.2 Kings 19:37 – Son of Sennacherib; helped kill his father.Cuneiform tablet refers to Nabusharuzur as an officer in right time period.
Esarhaddonr. 681-669 B.C.2 Kings 19:37 – King of Assyria; Son of Sennacherib; Settled foreigners in Samaria1. Stele depicting victory over Egypt & Tyre 2. Commemorative stone tablet recounting the rebuilding of Babylon 3. Cuneiform clay prism contains annuals of Esarhadden 4. Bronze plague in Louvre depicting Esarhadden and mother Nagia 5. Many other cuneiform tablets
Ashurbanipal668-626 B.C.Ezra 4:10 (NIV) KJV calls his Osapper – Last Assyrian King1. Library of cuneiform tablets found at Kuyunjik 2. Ruins of buildings with extensive sculptures at Ninevah 3. Annals of Ashurbanipal – clay prism
Hilkiahca. 639 B.C.2 Kings 22:8 – high priest during Josiahs reign who found scroll of Torah.Ring with seal reads “belonging to Hanan, son of Hilkiah, the priest.”
Neco (Necho)
ca. 610-595 B.C.2 Kings 23:29 – Pharaoh of Egypt; 26th dynasty; fought and killed Josiah1. Sculpture in University Museum 2. Ushabti 3. Bowl found at Persepolis bears name and titles. 4. Stele at Sidon with name in hieroglyphics.
Jehoahazca. 609 B.C.2 Kings 23:31 – 17th King of Judah; son of JosiahSeal reading “Belonging to Jehoahaz, the son of the King.”
Baruchca. 605 B.C.Jer. 32:12 – Scribe of Jeremiah the prophet; son of Neriah1. Bulla bought in Jerusalem antiquities market in 1975 2. Bulla in the collection of Shlomo Moussaieff. This bulla actually shows a fingerprint on the back.
Jerahmeelca. 605 B.C.Jeremiah 36:26 – “Son” of the King Jehoiahim (possibly an official) sent to arrest Jeremiah and BaruchSeal with inscription “Belonging to Jerahmeel, the son of the King.”
Jaazaniahca. 605 B.C.2 Kings 25:23 – Army officer under GedaliahSeal found at Mizpah in 1932 bears inscription “Belonging to Jaazaniah, servant of the King.”
Nebuchadnezzar605-562 B.C.2 Kings 24:1; Daniel 1:1 – Babylonian King; conquered Judah; God gave prophecies1. Many cuneiform inscriptions – Babylonian Chronicle; building dedications. 2. Clay bricks of Babylon contain his name 3. Boundary stone from Sippar records land grant by Nebuchadnezzar 4. Business texts dated by Nebuchadnezzar’s reign.

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