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Seal of Baruch



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Description:
Clay bullaes such as this one are made by placing a lump of wet clay on a document then using a signet ring to impress the seal of the owner on the clay. It is possible that this seal belonged to Baruch, Jeremiah's scribe (see Jeremiah 36:4)

Era:
Middle Semitic Script

Image Credit:
Unknown

Date of Inscription:
700 - 600 BCE

Location of Discovery:
Antiquities Dealer in East Jerusalem

Date of Discovery:
1975

Current Location:
Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Language:
Hebrew

Writing Surface:
Clay

Transliteration:
Line 1: l'berekhyahu
Line 2:ben Neriyahu Line
3:hasepher

Translation:
Line 1: (Belonging) to Berekhyahu
Line 2:the son of Neriyahu Line
3:the scribe

Comments:
Clay bullaes such as this one are made by placing a lump of wet clay on a document then using a signet ring to impress the seal of the owner on the clay. It is possible that this seal belonged to Baruch, Jeremiah's scribe (see Jeremiah 36:4)






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