“House of God” Ostracon

Arad, Early 7th century BCE

Written by a professional scribe in ink on a potsherd in ancient Hebrew script-

“To my lord Eliashib, may the Lord seek your welfare and now- Give to Shemaryahu a lethech and to the Kerosi give a homer(probably volume measurements), and as to the matter which you commanded me—it is well; he is in the House of God.”

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