HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

Bringing the Past Alive...

 

We are presently developing a series of hands on items under the category of "Biblical Archaeology". Many of these items are developed by scholars as reproductions of the original antiquities.
We are working with companies to produce items that are ideal items for use in college, school or personal situations. Being able to handle life size reproductions of items that once played a role in Biblical History will help bring study alive. The most common question we are asked is why would I want to study "Biblical Archaeology"?
The question we pose is: "If you are basing your faith and ultimately your eternity on parts of the scriptures, how can you be sure that those scripture are truth? Science and skeptics are doing everything they can to classify the historical component of scripture as false, thereby undermining the spiritual truths therein. Our aim is to demonstrate that the historical Biblical record must  be based in solid truth otherwise how could you believe its spiritual promise.
So, Biblical Archaeology is a vital topic for both the Christian and Jewish faith to establish core values that then help to enlighten the spiritual value of the scriptures. Biblical Archaeology can never prove the Bible, but can only enhance your understanding of it, by opening up a greater understanding of the world in which it was written, while at the same time validating its historical accuracy. Ultimately your belief is grounded in faith irregardless of the evidence."
We are progressively developing new products that can be purchased either direct through us here in Australia or through our affiliate company in the USA. (see our Church Resource page for link details).
Many other items fit within this category as well, such as the Rosetta Stone ( an item that opened up the understanding of the ancient Egyptian texts and there by its relationship with ancient Israel/Judea), oil lamps and many other items. See our Historic Reproductions page for details.

Does Archaeology prove the Bible? Click HERE to see a six part presentation.


All items on this page are reproductions                      unless otherwise stated.

Please Note:

 All items listed on our website are provided in good faith. We do NOT claim that the evidence shown in the reproductions nor the originals verifies the authenticity of the original artifacts.

All items are merely provided to give you as either a teacher, researcher or a collector an ability to examine a reproduction of various artifacts that are normally out of the reach of the general public. It is up to you as the purchaser to make a valued interpretation from your own research.

NOTE TO MINISTRIES:

If you are a Bible ministry, setting up a museum or display, ask us about how we can help you. 

 

 


Gentile Prohibition Inscription

A reproduction of the prohibition inscription from the Temple court in Jerusalem. This inscription was placed in the wall surrounding the Temple in Jerusalem warning that any Gentile who passed the entry through the wall would be punished with death.

This is what Jesus refers to as "Breaking down the dividing wall between Gentiles and God"

Two of these inscriptions have been excavated in Jerusalem, one full as this is and one partial inscription. We also have available the partial inscription.

 12.5 x 8 inches.

$199.00AUD plus P&H QUOTE GENTLEFULL


  Pilate Inscription

 

We now have a full size reproduction of the Pilate Inscription as discovered in Caesarea.


(Photo of the replica now on display in Caesarea)

Scholars in the past disputed the existence of the Roman procurator of Jerusalem, Pontius Pilate 26-37AD. He was the Roman official that ordered Jesus' crucifixion. However in 1961 a monumental inscription was found in the coastal city of Caesarea in Israel, while archaeologists were excavating the amphitheater there. The inscription is part of what was once a larger dedication to Tiberius Caesar and clearly reads "Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea". Apart from a few coins in his name this is the only known occurrence of the name of Pontius Pilate in an inscription. It was found in context verifying its authenticity.

Our reproduction is made here in Australia. It measures 600 x 800mm x 100mm approximately.
We have a US Associate manufacturing the inscription for us for the US market.

 

Full size Pilate inscription cast in Resin

 


$495.00AUD plus P&H QUOTE PILATEF1

Partial Pilate inscription - text only cast in Resin

$149.00AUD plus P&H QUOTE PILATEPART1

 

We have a  Full size Gypsum Cast available now in Australia (Not available outside Australia). Gypsum cast available within Australia at a  greatly discounted price.
Contact us for details.


(Enlarged view of text)

We have resources for many replicas. If you are interested in a particular item or have a request just let us know.


 

Caiaphas Ossuary

A full size reproduction is now available. Special orders only.

Manufactured in very small numbers in USA.

Unavailable until further notice.

Alexamenos Inscription-Crucifixion Graffiti-Rome

n the early church period there was tremendous misunderstanding of the cross of Christ, no doubt fueled by the Roman perspective and intention of crucifixion as a cruel punishment for traitors and dissenters. 

To anyone who did not understand the message of salvation through Christ's work on the cross, it was merely a means for mocking Christians. This graffiti that was found in Rome near the Circus Maximus shows clearly a young man named "Alexamenos" worshiping his savior, Jesus on a cross. The artist went a step further in mockery and portrayed Jesus with the head of a donkey. To an outsider, Christians honoring and worshiping their crucified Lord seemed foolish, but those who understand the saving work and grace that Jesus wrought on the cross look to the words of 1 Corinthians 1:18 : " For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us who are saved it is the power of God."

 

 270 x 180mm (10 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches)

$49.96AUD plus P&H QUOTE ALEXAMENOS1


Pozzuoli Graffito

Found in Puzzuoli, Italy this graffiti image of a crucified man demonstrates crucifixion on a "Tau" cross shaped like our capital "T". Some describe all the markings as scourging, but could also be the image of the ribs around the thorax area with scourging continuing further down. The feet appear nailed at the ankles to either side of the upright.

$19.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE POZZUOLIGRAF


Crucified Man Presentation Kit

This kit is designed specifically for teacher, pastors and lecturers as a presentation prior to Easter on the Forensics of Christ's crucifixion. The kit comes with full size faithful reproduction hand and ankle/foot skeletons, Crucifixion nails and an interactive CD that comes with a PowerPoint presentation and printable display sheets.Choose to use our PowerPoint presentation of modify to suit your audience.

$149.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE CRUCPRES1

Contact us for more details.

Please note these kits are available in very limited numbers and must be pre-ordered.


 

 Roman Crucifixion Nail Set

A replica of a pair of Iron Crucifixion Nails. approx. 185mm & 135mm long forged iron.

Only available as a set of two nails (1large, 1 medium)


$24.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE RCN2
 

 

Crucified Man Ankle

The only Archaeological evidence of crucifixion

 In 1968, the remains of a man was discovered in a burial cave at Giv'at ha-Mivtar, northeast of Jerusalem. An ossuary (bone-box) was discovered containing the skeletal remains of a man that had been crucified, evidence of which was  a large nail, still in-situ in the heel bone (calcaneus). The nail was still in place because it had bent when driven through his ankle, most likely upon hitting a knot in the wood of the cross to which he was nailed. Some scholars think his arms were tied to the cross as there was no evidence of a nail wound to the region of his hand or wrist, but this would be the case anyhow as the arms were nailed through the wrist between the joints.

A great display piece or an extra item to go with the "Crucified Man presentation kit".

$59.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE CRUCANKLE1


Thirty Pieces of Silver

 

 A reproduction set of 30 Shekels of Tyre - the coins most scholars believe were the coins of the thirty pieces of silver paid to Judas by the temple chief priests to betray Jesus.
This set comes in a leather one piece pouch. The coins are all museum quality castings made of  pewter.

 $129.00AUD plus P&H QUOTE 30SILVER1 Pre-Order required.

Contact us for availability


 

Single Coins Shekel of Tyre - Coin of Judas

 

Shekel of Tyre - 1BC - 1AD. The thirty pieces of silver paid to Judas by the Pharisees for betraying Jesus are thought to be this four drachma from the Phoenician city of Tyre. The shekel, acceptable as temple dues, was referred to as "tyrian money". The obverse shows a laureated head of Melkarth, a Phoenician god in the form of the Greek god Herakles. An eagle stands on a ships prow with palm branch in the background on the reverse, the legend reads: "Tyre sacred and inviolable sanctuary." The club is the symbol of Melkarth.

$8.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE JUDASSHEKEL1

 
 
Last Supper
 
 
A hand painted ceramic model of the Last Supper.
410x230x190mm.
$74.95AUD plus P&H
 
 
 
 
 

 

 Ten Commandments Tablets

 

 

A reproduction of how the Ten Commandments may have looked, carefully inscribed in authentic Paleo-Hebrew (Proto-Canaanite) from the time of Moses.

 

The first two lines declare: "I AM YOD-HEY-VOD-HEY, YOUR LORD" (I am the Lord, thy God.) The second and third lines: "YOU SHALL NOT HAVE ANY OTHER ELOHIM (Gods)." Literal text translation is included.

Each tablet is 165 x 130mm (6.5 x 5 inches) with display stands.

$79.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE ORDER CODE TENCOMMSET1 


Qeiyafa Ostracon

Khirbet Qeiyafa, also known as the Fortress of Elah is located opposite Azekah along a ridge north of the Elah Valley, near the famous battle of David and Goliath. It was this fortress, ow Khirbet Qeiyafa that King Saul retired to each evening after his confrontation with Goliath.

This inscription dates to the 10th century, the time of David and Solomon, by comparing it with other datable find in the locus. It raises the question of the presence of a strong leader/King of Judah in the 10th century.

The text is the oldest datable early Hebrew writing, written in Proto Canaanite script,out dating the previously older Tel Gezer inscription and has yet to be fully translated, but words such as mlk (king), shofet (judge), eved (servant/slave), perhaps seren (philistine king).

The Fortress of Elah site could prove the existence of the United Monarchy, which some critical scholars often question ever existed. The artifacts found at the site all indicate that there was most likely a strong king and central government in Jerusalem - earlier than any discovered until now - rather than a number of small villages scattered throughout Judea and their leader (David) being merely a tribal chieftain. This would verify descriptions and narratives found in Samuel and Chronicles.

Over 100 jar handles bear distinct impressions which may indicate a link to royal vessels. Such a large quantity of this feature found in one small locale is unprecedented.

If nothing else this inscription is a monumental step in understanding the development of language and texts of the period. 

Note: The original text on this ostracon is very pale and hard to discern to the naked eye.
Our reproduction has text that is very pale but discernible to closely mimic the original.

 See HERE for details of its discovery.

 $99.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE QEIYAFA1

SPECIAL $79.95AUD plus P&H

 


 St Paul in Cyprus - Quintus Sergius Paulus Inscription

   

 An inscription found in Kythraia in northern Cyprus refers to one Quintus Sergius... whose last name is missing from the inscription, but may likely be one Quintus Sergius Paulus. THe carved inscription indicates that he must have lived during the reign of either Claudius, Gaius or Tiberius Caesar and reads:

“[CLAUD]IUS CAESAR SABASTOA ....[Q]UINTUS SER[GIUS PAULUS]”

When Paul the apostle travelled on his first missionary journey to Cyprus has encountered the Roman governor of the island called Sergius Paulus, whom he led to Christ. There are a number of references to him outside the bible in inscriptions and writings, this being one of those possible inscriptions.

180 x 90mm (7x 3.5 inch)

$29.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE SRGPAUL1


Ekron Inscription

Ekron Inscription recreation (resin cast) about 23 inches (580mm) wide and 14 1/2 inches(370mm) tall.

This inscription identifies Tel Migne as Ekron, one of the five Philistine capital cities mentioned in the Bible. The Inscription consists of 72 letters in five lines, it reads: The temple which he built, Achish son of Padi, son of Ysd, son of Ada, son of Ya'ir, ruler of Ekron, for Ptgyh his lady. May she bless him, and protect him, and prolong his days, and bless his land. 

This item ships from US supplier.

$250AUD plus P&H QUOTE EKRON1

(US customers pay only US domestic shipping)

Australian Customers contact us for details.


 

King Uzziah Inscription

King Uzziah is mentioned in 2 Kings 15 as King of the southern kingdom of Judah in the lineage of King David. This inscription written in Hebrew is dated to c30-70AD  and is from the burial site of Uzziah. It reads: "The bones of Uzziah, King of Judah, rest here ... Do not open!"
It was discovered in 1931 and is an important discovery as it shows an actual king in the direct lineage of King David dated to 747BC before the Babylonian captivity. It shows that Jewish authorities of the time (30-70AD) considered the bones of Uzziah as genuine in the effort make sure his tomb that had been placed outside the city walls because of his leprosy were properly identified.



A full size reproduction is now available.
$79.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE Code KUI


 

 

 
The Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls
 
Older than the Dead Sea Scrolls.
 TwT

Two tiny soiver scrolls in the form of amulets were discovered at a burial cave outside Jerusalem called "Ketef Hinnom" in the Hinnom Valley. Written in ancient Hebrew script dated to the 7th century BC, the scrolls comprise the earliest known fragments of a Biblical Text and pre date the earliest scrolls from the Dead Sea area by more than 400 years. A form of what is j=known as the priestly blessing is contained on the scrolls: "The Lord bless you and keep ypu, the Lord makes His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenanace upon you and give you peace." Numbers ^:24-26.

It also contains the Tetragrammaton, the oldest known form of the Divine name of God.

 

Excavated in 1979 by team led by Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay in a tomb in the Hinnom valley alongside Jerusalem. The scrolls were excavated by Judith Hadley, who has purchased our replicas of the Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls. (Ketef Hinnom means the shoulder of Hinnom) The tomb dated to the 7th C BC and contained hundreds of pieces of silver jewelry and artifacts as well as a rare early coin.

The scrolls show a Hebrew script containing a text from the 7th C BC demonstrating the accuracy of translation of the Biblical text through to modern times.

This set of reproduction scrolls is available in a display frame. These would make a wonderful gift for any collector or student of Biblical Archaeology or anyone who grew up with the priestly blessing! (Scrolls handmade in a silver coloured resin - life size)

 $69.95AUD plus P&H. QUOTE KHS1

 

Click HERE to see Sourceflix Video Clip on the Aaronic Priestly Blessing!


 

 



 

 
The "Place of Trumpeting" Inscription
 
Reproduction
 



 
The Place of Trumpeting Inscription was found recently...evidence of the upper portion of the second temple in Jerusalem destroyed by the Roman tenth legion on 70 AD. It was here that the priests would blow the shofar announcing the celebration of the Sabbath. The Bible says: "Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Matthew 24:1-2

Clear evidence of the accuracy of Jesus words in that every part of the temple was dismantled and thrown over the side of the temple mount only to be found by archaeologists 2000 years later.

$160.00AUD plus P&H QUOTE TRUMP1
 

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Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scroll/Qumran Pottery Set

A reproduction of a set of three pieces of pottery found at Qumran. This set was used for dinning purposes and includes a plate, bowl and drinking cup. Handmade in Israel.
Some pieces are intentionally broken and restored to give an aged look to the set.

$39.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE QUMRAMSET3

 


Sundial from Qumran

A reproduction of a sundial found at Qumran. 90mm diameter.

$39.95AUD plus P&H Quote QUMSUND1


 

 

Dead Sea Scroll Jar 

A reproduction of the jars that the scrolls were stored in. Small desktop size.160mm.

$14.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE DSSCROLLJAR1

Full size reproductions of the scroll jars are available. Contact us for details.

 


Oil Jar

 

A reproduction of a small jar that would have been used to store oil for use in oil lamps or to store cosmetics or precious substances. Commonly called an Unguentarium.

Available in intact or restored format. All have been glazed internally to allow you to use them to store oil for your replica oil lamps. See our "Oil Lamps" page. 

$19.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE UNGUENT1

WHO WROTE THE "DEAD SEA SCROLLS" ?

Check out this online video for more information HERE.

 

 
Roman Legio X Fretensis Brick

reproduction


 
ROMAN LEGIONARY STAMPED BRICK FROM THE ROMAN TENTH LEGION THAT SACKED JERUSALEM IN 70AD. A REPRODUCTION OF A LEGIO X FRETENSIS BRICK WITH STAMP. 

 

The Roman Legions stamped many of their bricks, including paving stones and sometimes even roof tiles and pipes.
The Roman Tenth Legion that occupied Judea for over 150 years stamped many bricks and pavers, some of them also bearing the symbol of a "pig" to great annoyance of the Jews.This brick is a recreation of an actual brick found in Jerusalem. The "Fretensis" is a title the Tenth Legion bore after its position earlier of protecting the straights of Messina. The brick is a fragment 130x130x25mm approximately.


$29.95AUD plus P&H. Code BRXF

 

 


Inscribed Brick
 
with Nebuchadnezzar's name

604 - 561BC replica
 

 

Bricks such as these of Nebuchadnezzar II  are very common around the ruins of ancient Babylon. 
Nebuchadnezzar used them in his official building projects and they were made by the millions, every one of them was stamped or written on with a  cuneiform inscription. Our Nebuchadnezzar II Brick is important in the study of Biblical Archaeology because it contains a declaration by king
Nebuchadnezzar II,  who is mentioned in the Bible and is the one who destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BC and carried the Jews away into exile.

·                 Baked Mud Brick

·                 Neo Babylonian

·                 604-561BC

·                 Babylon

It is estimated 15 million bricks were used to build his official buildings. Bricks were baked clay and usually bore a stamped inscription but some were inscribed by hand. Inscription says: 'Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who cares for Esagila and Ezida, eldest son of Nabopolassar, king of Babylon'.
Esagila was the temple of Marduk in Babylon, Ezida was the temple of Nabu, god of writing in Borsippa.

Cast from an original in a private collection.

 

$59.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE NEB1


 

 

LACHISH OSTRACON #4

Discovered in 1935-38 by J.L.Starkey in a small guardroom adjoining the

outer gate of Lachish sometime shortly before the sack of Jerusalem in 586BC.

Translation: May Yahweh cause my lord to hear this very day tidings of good! And now according to everything that my lord hath written, so hath they servant done; I have written on the door according to all that my lord hath written to me. And with respect to what my lord hath written about the matter of Beth-Hataphid there is no one there. And as for Samachiah, Shemachiah hath taken him and brought him to the city. And as for thy servant, I am not sending anyone thither. (today(?), but I will send) tomorrow morning. And let (my lord) know that we are watching for the signals of Lachish, according to all the indications which my lord hath given, for we cannot see Azekah.

Gives insight into the grammatical features of Hebrew of the 6th C BC. It was written by an average man not by royalty, a soldier named Hoshniah to a commanding officer at Lachish called Taosh, and is written in a terse telegraphic style. It uses conventional expressions with a flowery salutation and a belittling of the writer referring to himself as a dog. As the fire signals of Azekah could no longer be seen it probably indicates that Azekah has fallen. This conforms the Biblical record in Jeremaih 34:7 stating that the last cities to fall were Azekah, Lachish and Jerusalem.



 
 
$149.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE LACHISH1

Also available:
 
Lachish Osracon #3
 
 
$179.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE LACHISH3
 

Lachish Ostracon #5
 
 
$149.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE LACHISH5
 

 

Three Shekel Ostracon
 
The Three Shekel Ostracon - an ancient Tax receipt written on a clay shard - "three shekels to the temple of Yahweh" includes the Tetragramaton YHWH the name of God.
 
$110.00AUD plus P&H QUOTE 3S1
 

 
 
Yavneh Yam Ostracon
 
A letter of petition written in ancient Hebrew dated 639BC from Yavneh-Yam on the Mediterranean Coast.
 
$189.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE YYO1

Contact us for latest prices and availability.
Prices subject to change without notice!
 

 

 
The Gentile Inscription
 
from the Second
 
Temple in Jerusalem.

 





Evidence that Greek was spoken in ancient Israel around the time of Christ.
An Inscription displayed on the balustrade of the Temple:

"No foreigner shall enter within the balustrade of the Temple, or within the precinct, and whosoever shall be caught shall be responsible for (his) death that will follow in consequence (of his trespassing)"
The inscription was displayed regularly around the court of the Gentiles and was written in both Latin and Greek. 480 x 250mm.

$240.00AUD plus P&H Contact us for shipping costs. Quote JGI1

 available in original limestone or weathered finish...

 

 

 

Are you looking for resources on

Archaeology?

Associates for Biblical Research


have a great range of Books and DVDs. They publish a Bi-monthly magazine on Biblical Archaeology called "Bible and Spade" a great resource. Join ABR and ask for their DVD entitled "The Second Great Battle of Jericho" an introduction to Biblical Archaeology as well as an informative look on-site at the actual process of archaeology at the ancient site of Biblical Ai of Joshua's time.

Click here for details.


 

 

 

Would you like to know what is happening at excavation sights in the

Holyland and around the Mediterranean?


Click HERE to find out the latest news at many of the active "Dig" sites.


 

 

 
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Royal Seal impression (bulla) of King Hezekiah
 
Bullae - Seal Impressions
 
from personages mentioned in the Bible
 



 

 
 
 
Biblical Bullae Set 3
 
Seal Impressions of:
  1.  Hezekiah - King of Judah
  2. Baruch - scribe of Jeremiah
  3. Jotham - King of Judah
  4. Manasseh - son of Hezekiah
  5. Jeramael - probably a royal prince
  6. Gemaryahu - son of Shapan-scribe of King Josiah
  7. Seriah - Son of Neriah, brother of Baruch, Jeremiah's scribe
  8. Ahaz - son of Jotham
Eight seal impressions in a frame. 260 x 210mm.
Impressions are gypsum castings.
 
$29.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE BBS3

 
 
 
 NEW! Biblical Bullae Study Set
 
A set of 8 Bullae each in a separate ziplock bag with a brief description of each.
Ideal for individual or group study.
$29.95AUD plus P&H Quote BBSS8
Bullae: Hezekiah, Jotham, Manasseh, Baruch, Jeramael, Seriah, Ahaz & Gemaryahu.
 

 
 


 

The Siloam Inscription

(Hezekiah's Tunnel)

Reproduction


In 701BC Sennacherib, King of Assyria had attacked the northern cities of Israel and Judah and was on his way to Jerusalem. King Hezekiah needed to secure the walls of the city and ensure adequate supplies of food and water. Outside the city walls lay the Gihon spring, a ready supply of water, but if he could both hide the spring from the Assyrians and somehow access these waters he could secure the city. He sent his men to extend the walls to enclose the spring from view of the Assyrians and had two teams tunnel from opposite directions, following natural clefts in the rock to produce a winding tunnel that would bring the waters from without to the Pool of Siloam within. The project was successful and ensured the security of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Sennacherib failed to encroach on Jerusalem and went home defeated and empty handed.
The Inscription was carved on the wall of the tunnel 20 feet from the southern end. It records the efforts of the tunnels and how they managed to join the tunnel from both ends. It has been clearly dated to the time of Hezekiah and is another significant validation to the accuracy of the Biblical account.

$149.00AUD plus P&H QUOTE SILOAM1


 

The Tel Dan Inscription - "House of

David"reproduction


 


 

The David narratives have for years been interpreted as a priestly propaganda campaign during the Babylonian exile in an attempt to bolster their national integrity. No extra Biblical evidence of David previously existed, and since he was such a monumental leader of the nation of Israel skeptics denied his existence. The argument of lack of evidence raised yet again.

However in 1993 renown archaeologist Avraham Biran was excavating ancient Dan when one of his staff discovered a piece of basalt with an inscription on it in the rubble of a wall.

It was found along with two more pieces found the next season to contain a reference to the “House of David”. It was written in the Paleo-Hebrew script and has been dated both paleographically and in accord to its position in the site levels to 858-824BC.

Now we have solid evidence that King David did exist, his family descendant being the subject of this stele.

The inscription is in fact a victory monument of one king of Damascus (Aram) proclaiming his defeat of a king of Israel and the House of David.

$89.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE TELDANS1


 

The Gezer Calender reproduction


 

The Gezer Calendar is probably a student’s memory exercise written in verse on a piece of limestone around 925BC, about the time of Solomon. It is a text in Paleo-Hebrew about the agricultural seasons and related tasks. It may have been used as a folksong and is of help to researchers of scripts and language of the Near East. It was found at Tell el-Jazari which is the ancient city of Gezer, 30km northwest of Jerusalem by R.A.S Mc Allister It was found in 1908. The text in the bottom left corner is the students signature, his name is Abijah. This tablet/inscription is one of the earliest known examples of Paleo-Hebrew text ever found, indicative of the use of the Hebrew text as early as the 10th century BC predating the Babylonian exile of 586BC after which minimalists and some scholars claim the Biblical text was written. Both the inscription and the text are considered archaic in nature.

His two months are (olive) harvest,

His two months are planting (grain),

His two months are late planting;

His month is hoeing up flax,

His month is harvest of barley,

His month is harvest and feasting;

His two months are wine - tending,

His month is summer fruit.

$36.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE GEZ1

 

The Gezer Calendar Research Project

 

A research project for class or individual. A reproduction of the "Gezer Calendar", one of the oldest Hebrew epigraphs dated from around the time of Solomon.(c925BC) The object of the project is to examine the tablet (it comes with a copy of the early Proto-Hebrew script along with a full translation),  observe the textual information and its translation and interpret what you consider to be the reasoning behind the inscription. It is thought to be the  work of a student scribe, but why did he write it? What  does it tell us about life in ancient  Israel and Judea?
A great introductory lesson experiencing the analytical tasks that archaeologists  need to use on ancient artifacts and epigraphic texts.

$14.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE GEZR1


 



The Ivory Pomegranate

of Solomon's Temple

reproduction

What has become one of the most controversial items procured by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem is also one of the most inconspicuous items that would have graced their display cabinets. (This item has been removed from display).

A small carved piece of ivory in the shape of a pomegranate with a paleo-Hebrew text around the neck of it ascribing the words (interpreted):

belonging to the temp(le of Yahw)eh holy to the priests

This item if genuine would be the only archaeological find from the 1st Temple of Solomon. It has been dated according to its textual style to 8th century BC.

This would have been used as a scepter top piece evidenced by the hole in its base.

 $34.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE IPST1


 

Herodian Sundial

A small sundial only 50 x 50mm (2 x 2") that could be one of a number of objects from Herod's Temple in Jerusalem. The sundial was found during excavations of the Herodian Quarter in Jerusalem, destroyed in 70AD. There is a seven branch menorah on the back of the sundial thought to be related to the temple priests. This object was most likely used by the priests to ascertain their time of service at the temple.

$19.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE HSUN1


 

The Gilgamesh Epic

from Megiddo

 

We have all heard about the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the Babylonian flood story and the main character Gilgamesh, part god, part man whose adventure told of a story of a great flood sent by the gods and Utnarpishtim's survival in an ark, a story with parallels to the Biblical record, but many copies in various languages have been found. This tablet was found after an excavation in Megiddo in Palestine, perhaps taken there along the trade routes along the fertile crescent and down the "Way of the Sea" or Via Maris along the coast of present day Israel. This reproduction is 90x90mm in size.

$69.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE GOLGMEG1

Out of Stock until further Notice.


 

Hittite Tablets

 A Set of two clay tablets from the Hittite Empire.

The normal Hittite script was in the form of picture writing or hieroglyphs. However for the purposes of international trade and correspondence, the Hittites used the cuneiform script of Assyria. Strong trading links were forged between the Hittites and Assyria.

A library was found containing 10,000 clay tablets - court records, receipts, contracts, official documents etc. Some contained poetry and one was a Hittite copy of a peace treaty with Egypt, with the Hittites dictating the terms of Egyptian surrender.

Tablet 1 is 55 x 55 x 15mm with cuneiform text on both sides.

Tablet 2 is 60 x 48 x 18mm with text on one side and a stamp seal impression on the other side.

The two tablets are available as a set.

$49.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE HITT2

 




 

 

Ben Yair Ostracon

When the Romans sacked Masada during the first Jewish Revolt the people who remained chose not to be taken alive..... instead they committed suicide rather than face the oppression of the Roman invaders. In front of the remains of the palace of Masada 11 small pieces of pottery (ostraca) were found, each with a name written on it. This one is most likely that of Eleazar ben Yair and would have been the leader of the 11 men who drew lots to kill the others then themselves as recorded by Josephus. A graphic reminder of the turbulent times in Israel in the years after Jesus death.


$49.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE BYO1

SPECIAL $29.95AUD plus P&H


 

Ahiel Ostracon

The city of Jerusalem was originally built around the Gihon Spring yet at the time of Solomon it expanded along a spur to the southeast, an area now titled "the City of David". Archaeologists found a series of structures here, one belonging to a person named "Ahiel" identified by a piece of pottery, the remains of a storage jar on which his name was written. The house was a typical 4 room Israelite house in which were found cosmetics and other housewares the result of the devastation of 586BC. This small piece of pottery testifies to one who witnessed the sacking of Jerusalem and subsequent exile of its captives. The person who wrote this text witnessed this event.

$49.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE AHO1

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Nabonidus Chronicle reproduction


The Nabonidus Chronicle tells of the fall of Babylon, of Nabonidus the last king and the events leading up to the final days. Reference is made to his son Beltshazzar who co ruled as regent with his father. Dated 556 - 530BC. 110 x 120mm

$95.00AUD plus P&H.

Out of Stock until further Notice.

Nabonidus Cylinder reproduction

A circular cylinder, one of four found near the Ziggurat commemorating its rebuilding, and again referring to his son Beltshazzar.

$94.95AUD plus P&H

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Coins of the Bible

Stater of Antioch 27BC - 14AD - may have been the type of silver coin given to Judas to betray Jesus. Included in Set one.
All these replica coin sets have been made by a medal maker in the USA.

Set One

Tribute penny - Tiberius 14-37AD Widow's Mite - Capanius 6-9AD Herod the Great 37-4BC Lepton -Pontius Pilate 26-36AD Herod Antipas 4BC-40AD Shekel of Tyre 1BC-1AD Stater of Antioch 27BC-14AD These coins are featured in our logo at the top of the page. Take a look and check out the intricate detail. Again this set of replicas made by a medal maker in the US from top grade originals.

$39.95AUD  plus P&H

Set Two

Shekel 66-70AD Half Shekel 66-70AD Quarter Shekel 132-135AD Shekel -Bar Kochba 133AD Denarius 132-135AD Dilepton - Simon Nasi 66-70AD Judea Capta - Vespasian 70AD

$39.95AUD plus P&H

Set Three

$29.95AUD plus P&H

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Zoomorphic Vessels -800BC Israel

Votive Bull figurine - many of these have been found in excavtions acxross Israel, dating to c800BC. This particular figurine was purely of votive origin. 

$29.95 plus P&H Quote VOTBULF1

Bull figurine - again many of these have been found in excavations across Israel dated c800BC - This figurine was found with traces of olive oil inside.

$29.95AUD plus P&H Quote OLIVOILBULL2

Bovine figurine c800BC. Some of these have been found with milk residue. Some larger variants were interpreted as butter churns. The vessel has a small opening at the mouth.

 $29.95AUD plus P&H Quote BUTCHUR3

 

 

 



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