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A Judean, Late First Temple period (7th century BCE), clay sealing bearing the name [Hi]ṩilyahu son of Immer. This artifact represents the most direct evidence ever uncovered of the administration of the First Temple. The clay sealing was affixed to a cloth lid of a container, and is reminiscent of many such sealings found in temple and palace treasuries throughout the Ancient Near East. This is the first Hebrew inscription from the Temple itself ever discovered, relating directly the the administrative duties overseen by the priests.