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Two Hebrew Seals from First Temple Era Discovered in City of David

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Jerusalem (TPS) – Two 2500-year-old seals bearing Hebrew names have been discovered in the City of David in Jerusalem. One of the seals belonged to a man named “Sa‘aryahu ben [son of] Shabenyahu” and the second bears the name “Elihana bat [daughter of] Gael,” a female name, rare for seals from that era.

“Finding seals that bear names from the time of the First Temple is hardly a commonplace occurrence, and finding a seal that belonged to a woman is an even rarer phenomenon,” said Dr. Doron Ben-Ami, Yana Tchekhanovets and Salome Cohen, the excavation directors, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

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