Resources for Schools - Epigraphic Texts and Inscriptions

Resources for Schools - Epigraphic Texts and Inscriptions

Epigraphic Texts and Inscriptions

Use the following sites to search for texts related to Ancient Israel, including:

  • Amman Citadel Inscription
  • Beit YHWH ostracon
  • Ekron inscription
  • El Kerak inscription
  • Gezer Calendar
  • Lachish ostracon
  • Melqart stele
  • Moabite stele or Mesha stele
  • Samaria ostraca
  • Sennacherib Prism
  • Siloam Tunnel inscription
  • Tel Dan inscription
  • Widow’s Petition ostracon
  • Yavneh-Yam ostracon
Bible History Online.

Ancient Israel: Texts & Inscriptions

Ancient Israel and the Near East

Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Fordham University, New York

Internet History Sourcebook: Israel.

The National Monarchy (c.1020-586 BCE) National Monarchy

W. Hallow and K. Lawson Younger (eds.), The Context of Scripture, (Brill, 1997-2017)

This work of 4 volumes gives the text in translation and with helpful introductions. It is available both in print and digital format (search online).

K.C. Hanson

Collection of Ancient Documents

See especially:


University of Southern California. West Semitic Research: An Image Database of Inscriptions and Artifacts

Inscriptions from the Land of Israel / Palestine

M.L. Satlow,  University of Virginia


Papyrus Stories

Ancient Lives from the Ancient Past. A collection of texts including Coptic, Demotic, Hebrew, Akkadian, Egyptian and Greek.

Sefaria: a living library of Jewish Texts

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