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  • The Ivory Comb Inscription

    1700–1550 BCE

    This is one of the earliest Canaanite inscriptions (1700–1550 BCE) attested. The inscription, incised on an ivory comb, includes a wish for the comb to be used to remove lice from the hair and beard. For the text, transcription, translation, and commentary, see the BLOG POST here.

    • Narrated By
      : Benjamin Kantor
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      : BiblicalHebrew.com
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      BiblicalHebrew.com, 2022

    • Image Credit
      : © Photograph by Dafna Gazit, Israel Antiquities Authority
    The Ivory Comb Inscription