Signet Ring Restored Again?


A Hebrew seal, a signet ring, found in Jerusalem from the First Temple, 2800 years ago, bearing the name “Netanyahu”, Netanyahu Ben –Joash.

**note Hebrew variations occur for same name

A ring from ancient times has prophetic significance in modern Israel?

The signet ring of the King of Judah was established somewhere in the timeline of the Davidic dynasty of Israel.

Nothing was written about what was actually inscribed on the ring, only that its existed.

During the times of King Coniah, one who sinned against God, and Jeremiah the prophet, the signet was removed.

As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence; Jeremiah 22:24

So this preceded the Babylonian exile.

The Lord called Jeremiah to prophetic ministry in about 626 BC,[22] about one year after Josiah king of Judah had turned the nation toward repentance from the widespread idolatrous practices of his father and grandfather.

Ultimately, Josiah’s reforms would not be enough to preserve Judah and Jerusalem from destruction, both because the sins of Manasseh, Josiah’s grandfather, had gone too far [38] and as a result of Judah’s return to Idolatry (Jer 11.10ff.).

Such was the lust of the nation for false gods that after Josiah’s death, the nation would quickly return to the gods of the surrounding nations.[39] Jeremiah was appointed to reveal the sins of the people and the coming consequences.[7][8]

Kings of Judah


Note (see chart):

(AKA Coniah
or Jeconiah)




did right

(AKA Shallum)


did evil

(AKA Eliakim)

son of Josiah

did evil

(AKA Coniah
or Jeconiah)


did evil

(AKA Mattaniah)

son of Josiah

did evil

Babylonian captivity

But in the days of King Zerubbabel, a good servant of God, and Haggai the prophet, the signet ring was restored.

In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:23

Haggai was a contemporary of Zechariah and lived AFTER the Babylonian exile

The signet ring symbolized a ring worn on the hand of Yahweh, showing that a king held divine favour.

Thus, Haggai is implicitly, but not explicitly, saying that Zerubbabel would preside over a restored Davidic kingdom.[2]

He may have been one of the captives taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. He began his ministry about sixteen years after the return of the Jews to Judah (ca. 520 BC).


Time of the Ring mentioned in bible

Notice the date, 520 BC, above, for Haggai:

Approximately 2535 years ago.

And the ring was in existence 100 years before that during time of Coniah, approximately 2600-2700 years ago.

200 years before Coniah was King Joash of Judah.

That would be approximately 2700-2800 years ago.


Now enter Benjamin Netanyahu, the current and final Prime Minister of Israel.

The name Binyamin means ‘son of my right side’ and connotes strength and support,

The Hebrew meaning of Netanyahu derives from the word Natan (na-TAN), which means “to give.”

The suffix “yahu,” which concludes the prime minister’s surname, is one of the names of God.

Thus, the full meaning of his surname is “God gives.”

The ancient roots of his surname are not lost on the prime minister.

In a speech to AIPAC in 2010, Netanyahu shocked delegates with an incredible announcement:

In my office, I have a signet ring that was loaned to me by Israel’s Department of Antiquities.

The ring was found next to the Western wall, but it dates back some 2,800 years ago, two hundred years after King David turned Jerusalem into our capital city.

The ring is a seal of a Jewish official, and inscribed on it in Hebrew is his name: Netanyahu.

Netanyahu Ben-Yoash. That’s my last name.


The Ring says Netanyahu, ben (son of) Joash!!!

King Joash

Joash was born in the year 3055 (after Creation) and he became king at the age of six (in the year 3061).

** Jewish calendar, it is now 5775 (after Creation)

He reigned for forty years, and was one of the outstanding kings of Judea, some two and half centuries before its destruction at the hands of Nebuchadnezar of Babylon.

2 Chronicles 24 King James Version (KJV)

24 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Zibiah of Beersheba.

2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters.


Back to the occurrence of name in bible:

The name Netanyahu appears a number of times in the Bible, specifically in the books of Jeremiah 40 and 1Chronicles.

(1)  Not only is the name Nethaniah related to king Joash, but the name is also associated with another royal name.

(2)   Nethaniah ( Netanyahu) (Jer 41:1) was the son of Elishama, who was one of King David’s sons (1 Chr 3:6).

So, two lineages known about:

So, if the current Netanyahu is part of this Elishama lineage, then he is a descendent of the royal family of David.

And it would be fit that he be chosen by God to preside and lead, as the Davidic kingdom is reinstated by Messiah/Moshiach.

If Netanyahu is related to Nethaniah, son of Joash ( Yoash), then he is still of royal heritage.


Conclusions and Thoughts

While many names are duplicated in different families, it seems that only royalty, or the very wealthy, would have signet rings.


(1) Nethaniah, son of Elishama, and

(2) Nethaniah, son of Joash are royalty,

so the Prime Minister Netanyahu may be related to one of them, due to his surname.


But whether he is related or not, it seems providential that a signet ring from approximately 2800 years ago, with Netanyahu’s name on it, surfaces at the time Netanyahu is Prime Minister, and running for re-election.

And the time of Moshiach / Messiah is at hand!

From Joash, to Coniah, to Zerubbabel, to Netanyahu…..a signet ring is passed.

Inspiring, and thought provoking!

I truly believe that Benjamin Netanyahu is YHVH God’s man for “such a time as this.”

Biblical references to Nethaniah / Netanyahu

1 Chronicles 25:2
HEB: זַכּ֧וּר וְיוֹסֵ֛ף וּנְתַנְיָ֥ה וַאֲשַׂרְאֵ֖לָה בְּנֵ֣י
NAS: Joseph, Nethaniah and Asharelah;
KJV: and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah,
INT: Zaccur Joseph Nethaniah and Asharelah the sons

1 Chronicles 25:12
HEB: הַחֲמִישִׁ֣י נְתַנְיָ֔הוּ בָּנָ֥יו וְאֶחָ֖יו
NAS: the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons
KJV: The fifth to Nethaniah, [he], his sons,
INT: the fifth to Nethaniah his sons and his relatives

2 Chronicles 17:8
HEB: הַלְוִיִּ֗ם שְֽׁמַֽעְיָ֡הוּ וּנְתַנְיָ֡הוּ וּזְבַדְיָ֡הוּ וַעֲשָׂהאֵ֡ל
NAS: Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah,
KJV: [even] Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah,
INT: the Levites Shemaiah Nethaniah Zebadiah Asahel

Jeremiah 36:14
HEB: יְהוּדִ֡י בֶּן־ נְ֠תַנְיָהוּ בֶּן־ שֶׁלֶמְיָ֣הוּ
NAS: the son of Nethaniah, the son
KJV: the son of Nethaniah, the son
INT: Jehudi the son of Nethaniah the son of Shelemiah

Jeremiah 40:8
HEB: וְיִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֡הוּ וְיוֹחָנָ֣ן וְיוֹנָתָ֣ן
NAS: the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan
KJV: the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and Johanan and Jonathan

Jeremiah 40:14
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֔ה לְהַכֹּתְךָ֖ נָ֑פֶשׁ
NAS: the son of Nethaniah to take
KJV: the son of Nethaniah to slay
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take any

Jeremiah 40:15
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֔ה וְאִ֖ישׁ לֹ֣א
NAS: the son of Nethaniah, and not a man
KJV: the son of Nethaniah, and no man
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah A man not

Jeremiah 41:1
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֣ה בֶן־ אֱלִישָׁמָ֣ע
NAS: the son of Nethaniah, the son
KJV: the son of Nethaniah the son
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama

Jeremiah 41:2
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֨אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֜ה וַעֲשֶׂ֥רֶת הָאֲנָשִׁ֣ים ׀
NAS: the son of Nethaniah and the ten
KJV: the son of Nethaniah, and the ten
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and the ten men

Jeremiah 41:6
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֨אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֤ה לִקְרָאתָם֙ מִן־
NAS: the son of Nethaniah went
KJV: the son of Nethaniah went forth
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to meet from

Jeremiah 41:7
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֤אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָה֙ אֶל־ תּ֣וֹךְ
NAS: the son of Nethaniah and the men
KJV: the son of Nethaniah slew
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah about inside

Jeremiah 41:9
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֥אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֖הוּ חֲלָלִֽים׃
NAS: the son of Nethaniah filled
KJV: the son of Nethaniah filled
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the slain

Jeremiah 41:10
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֔ה וַיֵּ֕לֶךְ לַעֲבֹ֖ר
NAS: the son of Nethaniah took them captive
KJV: the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive,
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and proceeded to cross

Jeremiah 41:11
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֖אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָֽה׃
NAS: the son of Nethaniah had done.
KJV: the son of Nethaniah had done,
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah

Jeremiah 41:12
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֑ה וַיִּמְצְא֣וּ אֹת֔וֹ
NAS: the son of Nethaniah and they found
KJV: the son of Nethaniah, and found
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah found about

Jeremiah 41:15
HEB: וְיִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֗ה נִמְלַט֙ בִּשְׁמֹנָ֣ה
NAS: the son of Nethaniah escaped
KJV: the son of Nethaniah escaped
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped eight

Jeremiah 41:16
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֤אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָה֙ מִן־ הַמִּצְפָּ֔ה
NAS: the son of Nethaniah, after
KJV: the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah,
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah from Mizpah

Jeremiah 41:18
HEB: יִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־ נְתַנְיָ֗ה אֶת־ גְּדַלְיָ֙הוּ֙
NAS: the son of Nethaniah had struck down
KJV: the son of Nethaniah had slain
INT: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah Gedaliah the son

20 Occurrences


19 Responses to “Signet Ring Restored Again?”

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  3. Thank you so much Marianne for this absolutely mind blowing article. Just the other day when Mr. NetanYahu gave a speech at the white House Congress, I commented in a blog that “why don’t they just crown Bibi king of Israel” – I guess I was right on. Bibi does deserve the crown. YHWH is truly amazing.

    Btw, too many things are happening right now both very interesting and frightening. Here read about the “rare total solar eclipse that will take place at sunrise tomorrow Friday, March 20th at 10:18 AM Greenwich Mean Time. Interestingly this eclipse is linked to the Spanish Inquisition in 1492.

  4. When I see BiBi I see King David. I told my husband just recently that he reminds me of David. I can “see” the Favor of YHWH all over him. 😊

    • Thanks Marianne !
      I agree with your statement “I truly believe that Benjamin Netanyahu is YHVH God’s man for “such a time as this.”
      As I was praying for him to win the election I really felt he was a special man to God. When he won I knew he was a chosen one. Afterall, can you imagine being the Prime Minister of such a biblical place?!
      This is a great post… I wish the President and his gang could read this….we must continue tio pray for Israel and Bibi as our president has basically denounced their existence today and sent a televised message to Iran giving them support for their unjust and evil plans….God works in mysterious ways, as we know, and Netanyahu is no coincidence to be the ruler of Isreal!

      • Here is the televised statement, today, to the people of Iran by Obama…I can’t find the words to express my opinion! I can only pray and put this is God’s hands.

      • I sent Bibi a copy of this post on his Message, Facebook account 🙂

  5. I think that speech he gave to Congress was a warning that Israel will have to act in it’s best interest when the USA drops the ball in relation to Iran’s agenda.

    Just saying what I think. Peace out.

    • well it says in Zechariah that all nations ( governments, not actually people) will turn against Jerusalem.

      Israel will be on its own, in a temporal sense.

      this is when the Lord shows up, so it must come to pass.

  6. House Speaker Boehner invited PM Netanyahu to speak before Congress, and now, after the PM’s re-election, HS Boehner will be traveling to Israel in April during Congress’s recess.

    Who needs a President? It is going to be a long 20 months before the current US administration is out. Meanwhile, life goes on.

  7. Hate to be so skeptical but I don’t think Bibi will be in office when Christ returns. That won’t be for 16 years. Could happen I suppose, but unlikely.
    I don’t really think that the discovery of an ancient ring is supposed to be prophetic. All the prophecy you need is in the bible. I don’t think we are supposed to use artifacts as prophetic signs,
    Once again I think you are trying to add biblical meaning to something that doesn’t deserve it in order to justify an early return of Christ. Some people try to add significance to all sorts of events and objects. Its like hearing of a mythical planet and thinking it could be the source of one of the seals of Revelation then trying to make a case for it.
    Same goes for numerology and eclipses like the one today and the one in 2 weeks. A lot of hype and anticipation but no actual results. Of course most people are looking for all the wrong signs anyway, so they will miss the true prophecy when it happens.
    Anyway, I wouldn’t put much credence to this idea. While the artifact is important, it is not prophetic.

    • jim

      maybe we have 16 more years, maybe we don’t.

      you are being “prophetic” in stating the 16 years…. 🙂

      and again, maybe it is prophetic that this ring was found, nor maybe not,

      but it is a great coincidence that it was found at a time when the bearer of the name on the ring just happened to be in office.

      there are no coincidences with God

      • The Dead Sea Scrolls were found when Israel and the world needed encouragement.

        Jim, why does the Bible read all men, both small and great will take an oath to worship the beast, or be put to death? Is this a small event to you?


      • Marianne,
        I agree with you regarding Jim’s comments…

    • Jim where do you get the 16 years from? Just curious.

  8. Thank you Marianne, yes Nethanyahu was sent for a time like this. He is strong and resolute and does not waver like our wishy washy imperial President. Even though this country, along with some of the European ones, spent millions trying to prevent Nethanyahu’s reelection Yah has other plans for him and His people Israel. Yah will make all the miracles necessary to happen but His plans for His people will not be detered.
    I believe that the prophecies of Rabbi Samuel Ben Judah are about to unfold. See what happens between now and 2017, the real jubilee year.

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  10. Thank you Marianne, I figured his relationship out with his surname. Jesus Christ is from the tribe Yahudah and the original name of “God” is Yahuah (YHWH) and His Son is Yahushuah.

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