The Ketef Hinnom Amulets (2.83)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Miscellaneous Inscriptions


These two tiny silver scrolls were found in 1980 by Gabriel Barkay during the excavation of a burial cave in Jerusalem near the Church of St. Andrew on a rocky hillside overlook the Valley of Hinnom — hence, Ketef Hinnom or “the Shoulder of Hinnom.” When unrolled, the scrolls proved to be amulets containing several lines of Hebrew …

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McCarter, P. Kyle, “The Ketef Hinnom Amulets (2.83)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>

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