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The El Khadr Arrowheads (2.84)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Miscellaneous Inscriptions


These five arrowheads, inscribed with Old Canaanite alphabetic letters, were found near Bethlehem and published between 1954 and 1980.1 Their weight and size, between 9.5 and 10.5 cm, fall within normal parameters for arrowheads used for practical purposes.2 Dating to ca 1100–1050 bce,3 these inscriptions provide witness both to literacy and goddess religion in Palestine durin…

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Hamilton, Gordon, “The El Khadr Arrowheads (2.84)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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