Ancient papyrus scroll dating from 7th century BCE mentions Jerusalem in ancient Hebrew script


Israel Antiquities Authority presents evidence that refutes UNESCO resolution that rejects Jewish ties to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
• The stolen papyrus document from a Judean Desert cave, records a shipment to a First Temple period king, in ancient Hebrew script.

By Israel Hayom Staff


The UNESCO decision passed Wednesday declaring the Temple Mount to be a Muslim site of worship was immediately countered by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which presented a document dating from the seventh century BCE — the First Temple period — in which the name “Jerusalem” clearly appears in ancient Hebrew script.

The ancient papyrus that mentions Jerusalem - Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority/Channel 2 

The ancient papyrus that mentions Jerusalem – Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority/Channel 2

According to the authority, the papyrus document, which had been among the antiquities robbed from caves in the Judean Desert, represents the oldest external source found to date that cites Jerusalem.

The document details a shipment to be delivered to the king. Two lines of Hebrew script are extant and feature the words “wine,” “king,” and “[to] Jerusalem.” It was recovered as part of an operation by the Antiquities Robbery Prevention Unit in the IAA, which is making preparations to put the findings on display for the general public and was planning to present the discovery at a conference on Wednesday.

“The document in our possession represents extremely rare testimony of the existence of orderly management in the kingdom of Judea,” said Dr. Eitan Klein, deputy director of the Antiquities Robbery Prevention Unit.

“The document highlights the centrality of Jerusalem as the kingdom’s economic capital,” Klein said. He added that although it is known that the kings who ruled Jerusalem in this period were Manasseh, Amon, or Josiah, it is impossible to know for whom the shipment was meant.


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Israel and Stuff Postscript

The historical evidence is totally irrelevant to the Palestinian agenda, for which the UNESCO resolution was conceived, and realized.

Below, a 1924 guide to al-Haram al-Sharif which specifically mentions King Solomon’s Temple, is proof of Jewish presence before Islam.



The above British Mandate era tourist guide in English, written by the Supreme Muslim Council in 1924, was headed by the infamous Islamo-Nazi, Mufti Haj Amin El-Husseini.

Since this historic Islamic document acknowledges the strong and undisputed relation of the Jewish people to the site, and even authored by Jerusalem’s senior Muslim clerics, proves historical facts have nothing to do with the blatantly anti-Jewish resolution, passed in a politically biased and unprofessional UN committee, in complete disregard to the international body’s mandate.

The Palestinians are gathering the world to erase Jewish…and Christian history.


And why is the Vatican remaining silent?


Close up of relief on the Arch of Titus in Rome showing spoils brought to Rome after their Siege of Jerusalem

Close up of sculptured relief on the Arch of Titus, in Rome Italy, showing the spoils pillaged and brought to Rome after their Siege of Jerusalem, and their destruction of the Jewish Temple. 


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