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Josef Chaim Kaufman Collection (2 vols.)
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Josef Chaim Kaufman Collection (2 vols.)


Archaeological Center Publications 2004–2011

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Josef Chaim Kaufman’s massive collection of Hebrew artifacts incorporates significant material from the biblical period. Inscribed Hebrew seals, bullae (a type of seal), and handles offer insights into biblical figures such as Hezekiah, Ahaz, and Hosea, as well as military commanders, royalty, and more. Archaeologist Robert Deutsch takes you through the collection, much of which appears for the first time in these two volumes, highlighting relevant data about the different artifacts. Learn how the letters and designs found on the bullae and other items in the collection contribute to the studies of Hebrew paleography and iconography.

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Key Features

  • Highlights hundreds of previously unpublished inscriptions
  • Opens a window into the lives of biblical figures such as Hezekiah, Ahaz, and Hosea
  • Provides new data for Hebrew epigraphy

Product Details

  • Title: Josef Chaim Kaufman Collection
  • Author: Robert Deutsch
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 770
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Ancient Near East

Individual Titles

Biblical Period Hebrew Bullae

  • Author: Robert Deutsch
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 453

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume presents Josef Chaim Kaufman’s 516 bullae. Dating from the seventh and eight centuries, BC, the bullae contained in this collection belonged to royalty, royal officials, military commanders and royal servants, including the servants of Hosea, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Also included are seven rare seals which belonged to women. Because most of the seals in this volume were previously unpublished, Biblical Period Hebrew Bullae almost doubled the corpus of Hebrew bullae at the time it was published.

Biblical Period Epigraphy

  • Author: Robert Deutsch
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 317

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume presents 387 seals, bullae, and stamped handles spanning from the end of the eight century to the beginning of the sixth century, BC, and represent Hebrew, Phoenician, Aramaic, and even Moabite epigraphy. Many of these items were previously unpublished.

About Robert Deutsch

Robert Deutsch holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University. His focus is on inscriptions from the First Temple Period, ancient coins, and Jewish iconography. He is a biblical archaeologist, and also taught at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is the proprietor of the Archaeological Center in Old Jaffa, Israel. Deutsch is the author and editor of several books, including Messages from the Past: Hebrew Bullae from the Time of Isaiah Through the Destruction of the First Temple and West Semitic Epigraphic News of the 1st Millennium BCE.

About Josef Chaim Kaufman

Josef Chaim Kaufman (b. 1926) is a collector of Jewish antiquities. He was born in Romania and emigrated to Belgium in 1948. In 1966 he began to collect Jewish clay oil lamps, and soon broadened his collection to include coins and other inscribed artifacts. His collection is one of the largest and most distinguished in the world. In 1995, he published Unrecorded Hasmonean Coins from the J. Ch. Kaufman Collection.