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Royal Judaean Seal Impressions (2.77)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Seal and Stamp Inscriptions; Seals and Seal Impressions


Over 1700 royal seal impressions, stamped on jar handles from at least 65 sites, are known.1 With few exceptions, each impression contains the word lamelekh (lmlk), “(Belonging, or pertaining) to the king,” on the top line, a four-winged scarab or a two-winged symbol (possibly the sun-disc) in the middle, and on the bottom line one of four place names: Hebron and Ziph in Judah, …

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“Royal Judaean Seal Impressions (2.77)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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