By Oded Lipschits, David S. Vanderhooft
The examine of the yehud stamp impressions, which look at the handles or our bodies of shop jars, has continued for over a century, starting with the invention of the 1st of those impressions at Gezer in 1904. however, till the pioneering paintings of Stern in 1973, who cataloged, categorized, and mentioned the stamp impressions identified as much as 1970, discovery and e-book of latest stamp impressions have been scattered, and research used to be cursory at top. moreover, a niche in learn has persevered given that then.
Now, Oded Lipschits and David Vanderhooft are happy to give a finished catalog (through the wintry weather of 2008 nine) of released and unpublished yehud stamp impressions, with electronic pictures and entire archaeological and ebook facts for every influence. This long-overdue source offers a safe beginning for basic mirrored image generally corpus and illuminates more-narrow fields resembling stratigraphy, paleography, management, old geography, and Persian-period fiscal advancements inside of Yehud. The catalog clarifies what's nebulous except a whole corpus, issues comparable to distribution, petrographic research of the clay, new readings of the seal legends, use of the toponym yehud, and value of the name phwa. The scope of this catalog renders it a valuable instrument for all destiny research of those helpful artifacts and the interval of background that produced them.