A New Ostracon from Tell el-Far'ah (South)

Gunnar Lehmann, Tammi J. Schneider

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A new ostracon was discovered at the excavations of Tell el-Far'ah (South) in the summer of 1999.1 The ostracon contains only one word 11195 meaning" To our Lord." Who" our Lord"(Adon) was and what was" to him" is unfortunately not known. Possibly even more important than the text is the date. According to E. Knauf and HM Niemann (in press), this ostracon may be one of the oldest exemplars of alphabetic writing found in Iron Age Israel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113
JournalNear Eastern Archaeology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


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