Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Neta Dror
Inscribed potsherd (ostracon)
Horvat Uza
Iron Age II, 7th century BCE
Ink on pottery
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1987-656
“(Thus) said Lumalak: Say to BLBL! Are you well? I bless you by Qaus. And now give the food (grain) that Ahiom […]. And may U[z]iel lift [it] upon (the altar?) … [lest] the food become leavened (?)”

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir