Tag: lachish

Understanding an Ancient Israelite Military Title

01/29 | A handful of ancient Israelite inscriptions feature an enigmatic title that has been variously translated as “governor of the city” and “commander of the fortress.” Who was this figure?   Read more…

Posted in Inscriptions.

First Person: Did the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon Actually Exist?

01/18 | Archaeologist Amihai Mazar contends that while the Biblical narratives were written hundreds of years after the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon, they “retain memories of reality.”   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

01/01 | 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 evidence for how ancient taxes were   Read more…

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


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