The Priestly Blessing

The Priestly Blessing (HM2M73)

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N 31° 46.146', W 35° 13.53'

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Ketef Hinnom

— Archaeological Garden —

English Text:

Two smaller silver objets were discovered in the bone repository, rolled up like tiny scrolls, to be worn as amulets. After the scrolls were unrolled, it emerged that they were made of pure silver, measured 27 x 97 millimeters and 11 x 39 millimeters, and had been incised with inscriptions in early Hebrew made by a sharp, delicate instrument. Both plaques bore version of the biblical priestly blessing (Numbers 6:24-26), attesting to the fact that this blessing was familiar in the First Temple period (the seventh century BCE).

The Priestly Blessing, deciphered on the silver plaques from Ketef Hinnom, is the oldest biblical text, dating from the late First Temple period (the seventh and early sixth centuries BCE).
HM NumberHM2M73
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Date Added Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)25R E 289240 N 3516998
Decimal Degrees31.76910000, -35.22550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.146', W 35° 13.53'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 8.76" N, 35° 13' 31.8" W
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