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Inscribed Hebrew Seals, 8th-6th century BCE


Inscribed Hebrew Seals

These seals, inscribed in the ancient Hebrew script, date to the last two centuries of the Judean Monarchy. Most are made of semi-precious stones or of hard limestone, and a few are carved of bone glass, bronze or silver. The seal-impression was used as a mark of ownership and to authenticate a document, just as the signature is used today.

Highlights of Archaeology, Jerusalem- The Israel Museum, 1984.

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