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
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.