Section 2. Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Ancient Manuscripts

9. Ketef Hinnom Amulets, 7c-6c BC Facsimiles

Original in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Tiny silver charms (called amulets) dating between the 7c-6c BC contain the Aaronic Priestly Blessing (Numbers 6:24-26), preserving the earliest record of the Hebrew Bible the text being virtually identical to modern versions of the celebrated passages