Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Figure 12

 Pottery jar handles with seals © 2014 George M. Grena
Due to copyright laws this image is not available in high resolution © 2014 George M. Grena

Pottery jar handles stamped with seals reading lmlk ("belonging to the King"). Upper right: two-winged icon with only one word in the top register. Upper left: two-winged icon with divided words in both registers. Center: two-winged icon with divided word in the top but an undivided word in the bottom. Lower left: four-winged icon with a professional carved inscription. Lower right: four-winged icon with an amateurish, cursory inscription. Such stamps are specific to the reign of Hezekiah of Judah (716–687 BC). p. 63

For Further Study
George M. Grena, LMLK-A Mystery Belonging to the King, 1st ed., vol. 1 (Redondo Beach, CA: 4000 Years of Writing History, 2004); “What Are Lmlk Stamps and What Were They Used For?,” Bible and Spade 18, no. 1 (2005): 19–24.
lmlk seal handles

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