Jerusalem 2: A Fragment of a Cuneiform Tablet from the Ophel Excavations

Zwinglius Redivivus

A new essay in IEJ from Yuval Goren et al.

ABSTRACT: A tiny fragment of a cuneiform tablet was recovered in the Ophel excavations in Jerusalem in 2013. Even smaller than the fragment recovered in the 2009–2010 excavations (published in IEJ 60), the fragment preserves only parts of five signs. Nevertheless, on the basis of the provenance study and an analysis of the physical tablet and sign forms, we are able to suggest a Ramesside date for the tablet and propose that this fragment, like the earlier tablet, comes from a royal letter.

ophelIt is certainly an essay you’ll wish to read in its entirety.

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