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Sybil Burns
Sybil Burns • 1 year ago

House of God Ostracon: writing on pottery was discovered in Arad, an ancient Judean administrative center. 6th century BCE,A portion of it reads, "To my lord Elyashib, my the Lord seek your welfare and as to the matter which you command me- it is well; he is in the House of God"

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