Tag: power of the written word

Miniature Writing on Ancient Amulets

01/29 | In 1979, archaeologist Gabriel Barkay discovered two miniature silver scrolls from a late Iron Age (seventh century B.C.E.) tomb in Ketef Hinnom outside of Jerusalem. When unrolled, the scrolls had   Read more…

Posted in Inscriptions.

Ancient Lullabies in Mesopotamia

01/10 | Parents worldwide and through the ages have longed for a magical cure for their crying babies. In BAR, David Bosworth examines ancient Mesopotamian lullabies used to soothe babies.   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Shema‘ Yisrael

09/06 | In BAR, Armin Lange and Esther Eshel discuss a Jewish amulet that contains one of the earliest monotheistic readings of Deuteronomy.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Artifacts.


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