Lachish Ostraca (3.42)
(312 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Hebrew Letters

Commentary

Some thirty-six inscriptions have been discovered at Tell ed-Duwêr/Tel Lachish, including Proto-Canaanite inscriptions, inscribed seals and weights, several Egyptian inscriptions, and an Aramaic inscription on a Persian-period altar (for a recent overview with bibliography, see Pardee 1997c). The so-called “Lachish Letters,” nineteen inscribed ostraca discovered in 1935 and 1938 and publish…

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Pardee, Dennis, “Lachish Ostraca (3.42)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_42>



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