CORPUS OF WEST SEMITIC STAMP SEALS

by N. Avigad, revised and completed by B. Sass

 

This fully illustrated scholarly handbook is indispensable to anyone concerned with the West Semitic onomasticon and iconography and with the history of the biblical period. Included are Hebrew, Phoenician, Aramaic, Ammonite, Moabite, Edomite and Philistine seals, bullae and other seal impressions dated to the 6th–9th centuries BCE.

Part One of the Corpus contains a complete documentary, photographic and bibliographical catalogue of West Semitic stamp seals published through 1991 and presents approximately 100 hitherto unpublished seals.

Part Two presents an analytical discussion of the epigraphy and onomasticon of the seals.

[published by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, The Israel Exploration Society and the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem]

28 x 22 cm., hard cover, 640 pp., 1,300 illustrations, ISBN 965-208-138-8 Jerusalem 1997 Price: $90 Price for IES members: $70 Postage: $13