Tag: Clay Bullae

Clay bullae, or seal impressions, are among the most common Biblical artifacts found in Israel and the Near East. Clay bullae were formed by pressing a seal into a wet lump of clay that secured the string tied around a document. The seal impression served as both a signature and security measure for the authenticity of the contents. In the fiery destructions that were so common in antiquity, the documents and strings were usually burned away, but the clay bullae were baked hard and therefore preserved.

Tel Maresha Caves Reveal Hellenistic Treasures

09/18 | Recent excavations shed further light on how ancient peoples used the subterranean cave complexes at Tel Maresha.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

02/21 | For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible has been found in an archaeological excavation.   Read more…

Posted in News, Artifacts and the Bible, Inscriptions, Jerusalem, People in the Bible.

Biblical History at What Cost?

07/24 | Recently, the Hobby Lobby corporation—owned by the Green family—agreed to pay a $3 million fine for the purchase of thousands of artifacts believed to have been smuggled out of Iraq.   Read more…

Posted in News, Artifacts and the Bible, Cultural Heritage.


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