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 recently.
Government officials who examined the coin say the words “King Agrippa” are engraved on it.
The told CBN News engraved Agrippa refers to Herod Agrippa, who ruled ancient Judea from 41 to 44 AD.
They says every archaeological find has a story that sheds more light on the history of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people.
Herod Agrippa is the King Herod named in the Bible book of Acts chapter 12.
According to Acts, King Agrippa persecuted the church in Jerusalem. He imprisoned Peter and had James killed.
The coin was uncovered on the eastern side of the Shiloh stream.