A New Look at Late Iron Age Stamp Seals from Judah

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Recent years have seen extensive excavations across Jerusalem and improved excavation methods that brought to light hundreds of seals, sealings, and seal-impression from Late Iron Age Judah. The sharp increase in the number and variety of artifacts allow a reassessment of four issues related to the function of seals and their imagery: Assyrian influence on the Judahite elite as seen through the appropriation of the rosette icon and the lunar imagery, the aniconic trend, and the continuity of iconic seals in post-destruction Judah and its implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-32
Number of pages27
JournalHebrew Bible and Ancient Israel
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2024


  • Stamp seals
  • Assyrianization
  • Judah
  • Rosette
  • Lunar imagery
  • Aniconism
  • Iconography


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