The Gezer Calendar (2.85)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Miscellaneous Inscriptions

Commentary

This limestone plaque, found at Gezer in 1908, is inscribed with a brief text associating the months of the year with various agricultural activities — hence its familiar designation as a “calendar.” The limestone from which the small, hand-sized tablet is made is soft, and both surfaces show evidence of erasing and reuse. This sug…

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McCarter, P. Kyle, “The Gezer Calendar (2.85)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 26 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_85>



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