Judean Archaeological Sites

Judean sites with rosette seal impressions (after J. Cahill).

This map shows Judean archaeological sites where rosette seal impressions have been discovered. Scholars use this kind of archaeological evidence along with textual evidence to support their hypotheses. The distribution of these seals, which are associated with the late monarchic period in Judah, helps to define the northern border of Judah, at the same time that it illustrates Judah’s distinct material culture.

 

Judean sites with rosette seal impressions (after J. Cahill).

Relating to or associated with people living in the territory of the southern kingdom of Judah during the divided monarchy, or what later became the larger province of Judah under imperial control. According to the Bible, the area originally received its name as the tribal territory allotted to Judah, the fourth son of Jacob.

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