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Twelve ostraca (inscribed potsherds) written in ancient Hebrew before the fall of Jerusalem in 586 bc to the Babylonians.
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LACHISH LETTERS. In the course of the six archaeological excavations conducted by the Wellcome-Mars-ton Archaeological Research Expedition at Tell ed-Duweir (ancient Lachish) between 1932 and 1938, twenty-one inscribed ostraca were found which, together with another ostracon discovered by Y. Aharoni
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lachish Letters. Collection of letters, sometimes described as “a supplement to Jeremiah,” which was J.L. Starkey’s most important discovery at Lachish. In 1935 he found 18 ostraca in a guardroom between the outer and inner gates of the city, in a layer of ash deposited by the fire which Nebuchadnezzar
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lachish lāʹkish LETTERS. A corpus of twenty-one inscribed ostraca discovered at Tell ed-Duweir, which is generally identified with biblical Lachish. The first eighteen were discovered in 1935 in a small room under the gate tower, and the remaining three in 1938 in various locations. With the exceptions
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LACHISH LETTERS* Collection of letters, sometimes described as “a supplement to Jeremiah,” which was J. L. Starkey’s most important discovery at Lachish. In 1935 he found 18 ostraca in a guardroom between the outer and inner gates of the city, in a layer of ash deposited by the fire that Nebuchadnezzar
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LACHISH lay´kish [לָכִישׁ lakhish]. Tel Lachish (Arabic Tell ed-Duweir), a prominent mound whose summit and slope cover an area of about 31 ac., represents the remains of biblical Lachish. It is situated in the Shephelah, the low hill region extending between the Coastal Plain and the Hebron Hills. Water