Clay Sealings from the Temple Mountand Their Use in the Temple and Royal Treasuries

Citation:

Dvira, Z. & Barkay, G., 2021. Clay Sealings from the Temple Mountand Their Use in the Temple and Royal Treasuries. Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology , 2 , pp. 41-75. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/yax6pw5o

Abstract:

In the course of sifting earth removed from the Temple Mount in
Jerusalem, dozens of clay sealings from the First Temple period were
recovered. Among them was a sealing bearing the name of the priestly
family of Immer. In-depth study of the writing on the sealing, as well
as the fabric imprint on its reverse, indicated with a high probability
that this sealing was used in the Temple treasury. The article reviews
the function and use of sealings in the administration of ancient Near
Eastern treasuries and the significance of sealings with a textile imprint
on their reverse. The study revealed similar patterns in the finds near the
“Royal Building” exposed in the Ophel excavations, and we therefore
suggest identifying it with Judah’s royal treasury.

See also: Jerubba‘al
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