The lmlk and ‘Private’ Stamp Impressions from Tel Beth-Shemesh: An Added Dimension to the Late 8th and Early 7th Century BCE History of the Site

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Abstract

A large number of lmlk (57) and ‘private’ (18) Judahite stamp impressions have been unearthed at Tel Beth-Shemesh. All but one are of the early types dated to the late 8th century BCE. The site has not yielded any lmlk stamp impressions of the late types dated to the early 7th century BCE, concentric-circle incision types from the middle of the 7th century or rosette stamp impressions from the late 7th and early 6th century BCE. This information helps in the reconstruction of the history of this significant lowland center during the period of ‘Pax-Assyriaca’ in the southern Levant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
JournalTel Aviv
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Beth-Shemesh
  • Pax-Assyriaca
  • lmlk stamp impressions

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