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Ḥesbân Ostracon A1 (3.84)
(328 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Accounts; Ammonite Ostraca from Ḥesbân


This ostracon, discovered in 1973, is from a body sherd of a large, rough storage jar. It measures 10.×.×.6 cm. The upper left side of the sherd is missing, but the right margin is intact. The surface is not smooth and contains large calcium grits, causing the pen strokes to be broad and sometimes distorted or blurred. The text is a record kept by a royal steward of the assignme…

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“Ḥesbân Ostracon A1 (3.84)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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