Fresh claims on Tomb of Prophet Zechariah

Some scholars believe this may be the residence and tomb of the Prophet Zechariah.

Archaeologists in Israel believe they may have stumbled upon the tomb of the biblical Prophet Zechariah in a newly discovered church.

The church, which is more than 1,300 years old, contains massive marble columns as well as exquisite mosaics, the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement. Archaeologists believe that the church, uncovered in Hirbet Madras in central Israel, is the location marked on the Madaba Map as the tomb of Zechariah, according to Haaertz.

The Madaba map is an ancient mosaic map of the region that includes modern Israel. It was found in a sixth-century church in Jordan.

“The researchers believe that in light of an analysis of the Christian sources, including the Madaba Map, the church at Hirbet Madras is a memorial church designed to mark the tomb of the prophet Zechariah,” the IAA said.

The agency stressed that this is just a theory and requires more research for confirmation.

Zechariah is believed to have lived around 500 B.C., according to the website of the Vatican Museums. The book of Zechariah speaks of the return of the Jews from exile in Babylon as well as the coming of the Messiah.

The archaeologists began excavating the site following a robbery there, Haaertz said. It was the first dig at the site, even though a piece of a doorway had been spotted poking out of the ground there in the 1980s.

Source: AOL News

My Comment:

I’d be interested to see if this is really the tomb of Prophet Zechariah, for many reasons.

If it turns out that it is, it should give many unbelievers of the Word of God a second pause. And hopefully make them realize that Yes, the Bible is the complete truth of God, and that Yes, Christ is coming soon.

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Written by: Gloria

One thought on “Fresh claims on Tomb of Prophet Zechariah

  1. The L-rd said when people do not believe , the rocks would cry out..I am so glad that the L-rd is coming and all this evil will be gone.

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