Ketef Hinnom and the Silver Scroll Amulets

The Priestly Blessing
Project Description

In Numbers 6-22–27, the priests are instructed to bless the people of Israel with a three-part blessing known as the Priestly Blessing (or Priestly Benediction). The words of this blessing appear on two small, silver amulets discovered in the Hinnom Valley south of Jerusalem’s Old City. The amulets date to around 600 BCE, hundreds of years before the oldest known copy of any biblical manuscript.

In this film, Megalim, the City of David Institute for Jerusalem studies, explores the time of King Josiah and the discovery of the Priestly Blessing Amulets.

Project Details
  • Era - 7th Century BCE