WHAT IS THE BIBLICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DISCOVERY?
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte say they've found evidence of the Babylonian conquest at Mount Zion from 587 to 586 BCE.
The team points specifically to the passages 25: 1-2 from the second book of Kings.
This, as cited by the university, states:
'So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
'On the ninth day of the [fourth] month the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
'Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war [fled] by night by the way of the gate between the two walls...
'And he [Nebuzaradan, the Babylonian captain of the guard] burnt the house of the Lord, and the King's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great man's house, burnt he with fire.'