Tag: Gabriel Barkay

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

06/01 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides new evidence for how ancient taxes   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, Inscriptions.

Word Play

05/15 | In the Hebrew Bible there are clear indications that writing was often thought to have tangible, even magical, properties.   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

02/25 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.


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