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Lachish Ostraca (3.42)
(312 words)

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


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 04 December 2021 <>

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