A Canaanite’s Wish to Eradicate Lice on an Inscribed Ivory Comb from Lachish

Daniel Vainstub, Madeleine Mumcuoglu, Michael Hasel, Katherine Hesler, Miriam Lavi, Rivka Rabinovich, Yuval Goren, Yosef Garfinkel

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Abstract

An inscription in early Canaanite script from Lachish, incised on an ivory comb, is presented. The 17 letters, in early pictographic style, form seven words expressing a plea against lice.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)76-119
Number of pages44
JournalJerusalem Journal of Archaeology
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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