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45 Jaffa Gate, Opposite David Citadel Entrance
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Guest Book


The Reuben and Edith Hecht Collection

West-Semitic Seals, Eighth-Sixth Centuries BCE

by Nahman Avigad, Michael Heltzer, and Andre Lemaire, Edited by Ronny Reich

Hecht Museum / University of Haifa

Bibliographic info: 179 pages

Language(s): English and Hebrew

Cover: Cloth


The 200-page, bilingual (Hebrew/English) catalog contains a detailed discussion of 140 inscribed seals from the Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum Collection at the University of Haifa. Three renowned scholars joined forces to study and publish the museum's collection of seals: the late Prof. Nahman Avigad of The Hebrew University, Prof. Michael Heltzer of the University of Haifa, and Prof. André Lemaire of the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris. The detailed discussion illuminates various aspects in the study of the Land of Israel and neighboring countries, such as the development of script, language, the store of names, administration, society, religion, and art. In addition to the Hebrew seals, the collection includes Phoenician, Ammonite, Moabite, Edomite, and Aramaic seals.

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