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Biblical Archaeology Review 48:4, Winter 2022

Enduring Impressions

The Stamped Jars of Judah

By Oded Lipschits

In ancient Judah, seal impressions stamped onto storage jars supported a centuries-long administrative system designed to collect and store agricultural products to pay the kingdom’s annual tribute to its foreign overlords. Examine the different impressions, attested from the eighth to second centuries B.C.E., that evidence this long lived, centrally organized system.

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