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City of David Store

Silver on Gold Priestly Blessing Necklace

$151

City of David Store

Silver on Gold Priestly Blessing Necklace

$151

This unique design of the Priestly Blessing written in ancient Hebrew script on a silver and gold backgound, was inspired by a very rare archaeological find - a silver scroll with the verses from the “Priestly Blessing” prayer.  These verses are the earliest testimony known to us of verses from the Bible: "May the Lord bless you and guard you, May the Lord make his face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you, May the Lord lift up his face unto you and give you peace." (Numbers 6, 24-26)

The scroll was found rolled up in such a way that a string could be threaded through in order to be worn, probably as a necklace or ornament. Two such scrolls were discovered at the Ketef Hinnom burial caves during excavations that took place there in the 1970’s. The scrolls are dated to the seventh century BCE, the end of the First Temple period. 

Technical Details: 
1.9"X0.59"/ 5cmX1.5cm  Length 23.6"/ 60cm 
925 sterling silver and gold plated brass

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