Aaronid Blessing.

Aaronid Blessing.

Discovered in a tomb at Ketef Hinnom in Jerusalem, this silver amulet dates to the late seventh century B.C.E. and predates the Qumran scrolls by more than 300 years. The lower part of the amulet is inscribed with a version of the text also found in Numbers 6:24–26. Size: 1.5 × 0.4 inches (4 × 1 centimeters).

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