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Hebrew seal:"(Belonging) to Ya'azanyahu servant of the king"

UnknownIron Age II, 7th century BCE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

In ancient times, when only a small minority could read and write, seal impressions such as this one were used as a mark of ownership and as a means of authenticating documents, similar to signatures today. Some of these seals and impressions bear titles or names of officials mentioned in the Bible.

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  • Title: Hebrew seal:"(Belonging) to Ya'azanyahu servant of the king"
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Iron Age II, 7th century BCE
  • Location: Mizpah
  • Type: Seal
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Agate
  • Inscription: ליאזניהו עבד המלך
  • Dimensions: H: 1.8 cm
  • Curator: Dayagi-Mendels, Michal

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