An Idumean ostracon from horvat nahal yatir

Daniel Vainstub, Peter Fabian

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The ostracon published here was found in a stronghold of the Persian period in the northern Negev. The language of the ostracon is Aramaic, and it is associated contextually with a large corpus of ostraca believed to come from, or are related to, Khirbet el-Kom, a site identified by many as biblical Maqqedah, a name recorded in the present ostracon. The ostracon is a receipt for a large quantity of barley that Zaydi'el son of Qos'any, most probably a resident of our site, deposited in the storehouse of Maqqedah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-213
Number of pages9
JournalIsrael Exploration Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology


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