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Western Wall Plaza Excavations Yield First Temple Hebrew-Inscribed Message

The Seal. / Photo credit: Yoli Shwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority


“In the register beneath the double line is an inscription in ancient Hebrew: ‘LESARAR,’ with no spacing between the words and no definite article. It denotes ‘Lesar Ha’Ir,’ meaning ‘belonging to the governor of the city.'”

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