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The Jerusalem Pomegranate (2.48)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Votive Inscriptions; Hebrew Inscriptions


This inscription is carved on a thumb-sized ivory in the shape of a pomegranate (height 4.3 cm, diameter 2.1 cm). It has been dated on paleographic grounds to the end of eighth century bce. Since the text circles on the pomegranate, there is some uncertainty concerning the starting and ending points. The text appears to mention a sanctuary of Yahweh wh…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Jerusalem Pomegranate (2.48)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>

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