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Messages from the Past (2 vols.)
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Messages from the Past (2 vols.)

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Archaeological Center Publications 1997

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Overview

Messages from the Past examines Hebrew epigraphic evidence from seal impressions, or bullae, from the eighth century to the beginning of the sixth century in Judah. These seals reflect the day-to-day reality in one of the most exciting periods in history—the biblical period. Study this corpus of seals found in one of the world’s finest private collections, many of which are published for the first time in these volumes. Compare the information on the seals to biblical texts and identify people mentioned in the Old Testament. Study the personal information found on these seals, and reconstruct the mosaic of the Monarchic, or First Temple, period.

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Key Features

  • Presents 510 Hebrew bullae from one of the world’s finest private collections
  • Contains 109 previously unpublished artifacts
  • Offers insight into the households of biblical kings Ahaz and Hezekiah

Praise for the Print Edition

Among the half-dozen or so experts in his field . . . I confess that I find these bullae fascinating.

—Hershel Shanks, editor, Biblical Archaeology Review

Product Details

  • Title: Messages from the Past
  • Author: Robert Deutsch
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 348
  • Languages: English and Hebrew
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Ancient Near East

Individual Titles

Messages from the Past: Hebrew Bullae from the Time of Isaiah through the Destruction of the First Temple (Hebrew)

  • Author: Robert Deutsch
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 174
  • Languages: Hebrew

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

Archaeologist Robert Deutsch presents a Hebrew-language corpus of 510 Hebrew seal impressions (or bullae) from the First Temple Period—109 of which are previously unpublished. Part of the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, this corpus presents for the first time two royal seal impressions of two Hebrew kings: Ahaz (son of Yehotam) and Hezekiah (son of Ahaz).

Messages from the Past: Hebrew Bullae from the Time of Isaiah through the Destruction of the First Temple

  • Author: Robert Deutsch
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 174

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

Archaeologist Robert Deutsch presents an English-language corpus of 510 Hebrew seal impressions (or bullae) from the First Temple Period—109 of which are previously unpublished. Part of the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, this corpus presents for the first time two royal seal impressions of two Hebrew kings: Ahaz (son of Yehotam) and Hezekiah (son of Ahaz).

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 he 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 Biblical Period Hebrew Bullae and West Semitic Epigraphic News of the 1st Millennium BCE.