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Ḥesbân Ostracon A2 (3.85)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Accounts; Ammonite Ostraca from Ḥesbân


This ostracon, discovered in 1974, is a body sherd from a heavy storage jar. Its maximum dimensions are 8.×.4 cm. It was, however, originally larger than its present version as evidenced by a modern break along its top. The text is a list of goods, written in Ammonite cursive script.1 The ostracon is in the Amman Archaeological Museum, Ḥesbân No. H74.2092.2 It has been dated paleographically to…

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“Ḥesbân Ostracon A2 (3.85)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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