Biblical Archaeology Review 13:2, March/April 1987

The Saga of Eliashib

Office files found of commander of fort at Arad

By Anson F. Rainey

Over 20 years ago, I was excavating a room on the south side of the Israelite fortress at Arad—it was the 1964 season—when Miriam Aharoni, wife of the director of the dig, came rushing over to warn us to be especially careful. We were uncovering an archive of old Hebrew letters, she shouted excitedly.

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