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The Amarna Age Inscribed Clay Cylinder from Beth-Shean

Wayne Horowitz
The Biblical Archaeologist
Vol. 60, No. 2 (Jun., 1997), pp. 97-100
DOI: 10.2307/3210598
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3210598
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Abstract

What appeared at first to be an ordinary cylinder seal turned out to be a unique letter inscribed on a clay cylinder. Deciphering the short missive produced another surprise: The sender and recipient of the letter, Tagi and Lab˒aya, were two well known figures from fourteenth-century Canaan. About what were these two rebels communicating and why did their singularly small (secretive?) letter end up at the site of Egypt's main garrison?

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