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Tomb of the prophet Zechariah found ?

By T.K. Randall
February 7, 2011 · Comment icon 6 comments

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Archaeologists believe they may have found the tomb of the biblical prophet Zechariah near Jerusalem.
It is thought the tomb is located within the ruins of a recently discovered Byzantine-era church found in the Judaean hills at Horbat Midras. "Researchers believe that in light of an analysis of the Christian sources ... the church at Horbet Madras is a memorial church designed to mark the tomb of the prophet Zechariah," the Israel Antiquities Authority has stated.
Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Wednesday the remnants of a newly discovered Byzantine-era church they suspect is concealing the tomb of the biblical prophet Zechariah.

Source: Discovery News | Comments (6)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Evilution13 13 years ago
Old Zacky-Baby. They finally found your resting place eh?
Comment icon #2 Posted by JCon 13 years ago ha ha! Not my story on the link, but it's still good.
Comment icon #3 Posted by JCon 13 years ago
The correct link...
Comment icon #4 Posted by 3.0 13 years ago
Zacharias saw the "volume flying," and other mysterious signs. This could be a significant archaeological find, especially if they find his tomb. What is interesting is that another site has been called the "Tomb of Zachariah" for along time. If the new find is the real Zachariah, they'll have to come up with a explanation for the other site! Tomb of Zechariah
Comment icon #5 Posted by angi chiesa 13 years ago
Can anyone tell me what he proficide. Has any of his insights come about
Comment icon #6 Posted by Shang Di 13 years ago
Can anyone tell me what he proficide. Has any of his insights come about In the book of Ezra we have the general statement that "Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo,* prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel." (Ezra 5: 1) Zechariah, however, did not commence his ministry (as far as has been recorded) until two months after the first prophecy of Haggai, though the first prophecy of Zechariah was at least a month before the last two of Haggai. They were therefore contemporaneous, and both alike laboured for the encouragement of the ... [More]

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