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Arad Ostraca (3.43)
(352 words)

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


Over two hundred inscribed objects were discovered during excavations at the site of Tel Arad in the northern Negeb, one hundred and twelve in Hebrew, eighty-five in Aramaic, two in Greek, and five in Arabic; in addition there were thirteen inscribed seals, and nine l mlk seal impressions on jar handles (Aharoni et al. 1975/1981). Though some of the Hebrew inscriptions may date back as far a…

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Pardee, Dennis, “Arad Ostraca (3.43)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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