Sunday, July 22, 2007
Nebo-Sarsekim and the book of Jeremiah
Lawson Stone is in print, interviewed by Time Magazine.

A Viennese expert in cuneiform tablets has found one dating from 595 B.C. with the name of a Babylonian official mentioned in the book of Jeremiah:

Lawson Stone, a professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, describes Nebo-Sarsekim's rank as roughly equivalent to Deputy Undersecretary of the Interior. "The logical assumption," he contends, "is that Jeremiah wasn't written by a later writer, but a person writing at the time. I don't know why a later writer trying to create a legendary basis for [a later Jewish regime] would want to make reference to a third-ranked Babylonian clerk. This argues that the document is accurate in its references to the world around it."
So that's kinda cool.

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