Ammonite Ostraca from Ḥesbân (3.WS.C.2)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Accounts


Between 1968 and 1978, the Tell Ḥesbân excavations produced eight ostraca with writing in the cursive Ammonite or Aramaic scripts.1 Four of these, A3, A4, A5 and A6, are lists of names; two, A7 and A8, are graffiti; and two, A1 and A2, are accounts presented below.2

2. Ammonite Ostraca from Ḥesbân


^ back to text1. The Ḥesbân ostraca were published in the sequence of their discovery. Cross (1986; 2002) has rearranged the series in the order of their date: A1 (old #4 =  CAI …

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Aufrecht, Walter E., “Ammonite Ostraca from Ḥesbân (3.WS.C.2)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 17 March 2018 <>

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