whitesandstreatment.com

HomeWorldMiddle EastIsraeli schoolkid finds ancient coin from king who jailed Peter, killed James

Israeli schoolkid finds ancient coin from king who jailed Peter, killed James

 

A rare, ancient Jewish coin found on a school outing (PHOTO: COGAT Public Relations).

Originally published in CBN News

What started out as a fun school trip quickly turned into an ancient discovery.

A student stumbled upon a rare Second Temple-era coin during a hike in Samaria last week, according to a statement from the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). The coin was uncovered on the eastern side of the Shilo stream.

When the student found the coin, the group leader contacted the COGAT to examine it.

Pictured on the coin are three stalks of grain and a royal canopy with the words “King Agrippa” engraved in it.

Agrippa refers to Herod Agrippa, who ruled ancient Judea from 41 AD to 44 AD. He was King Herod the Great’s grandson and the father of Herod Agrippa II, who became the last king of the Herodian Dynasty.

Herod Agrippa is the King Herod named in Acts 12. According to Acts, King Agrippa persecuted the Church in Jerusalem. He imprisoned Peter and had James killed.

The coin will be guarded by the Israel Antiquities Authority’s collection of National Treasures.

“This is a very meaningful find,” said Hananya Hizmi, an officer in the archaeological unit of COGAT. “Every archaeological find has a story that sheds more light on the history of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people. Finds like these complete another part of the historical puzzle of our people.”

 
 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO MAKE/VIEW COMMENTS


ADVERTISEMENTS:
Maths Matters
Party Stuff
Accommodation Directory
Puppy Classes



COMMENTING GUIDELINES:

You are welcome to make comments that add value to the article above and to engage in thoughtful, constructive discussion with fellow readers. Comments that contain vulgar language will be removed. Hostile, demeaning, disrespectful, propagandistic comments may also be moved. This is a Christian website and if you wish to vent against Christian beliefs you have probably come to the wrong place and your comments may be removed. Ongoing debates and repetitiveness will not be tolerated.
 

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

 
 

Leave a Comment