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House of the Bullae

The House of the Bullae was a Iron Age public building in Jerusalem that was destroyed during the Babylonian campaigns of BCE and BCE. The House of the Bullae has yielded almost 50 very well-preserved bullae with Hebrew lettering (they were fired during the Babylonian destruction). Two of the names amidst the bullae are attested in the Old Testament: Gemaryahu son of Shafan, a high official from the court of Judean king Jehoiakim Jeremiah 36:10,11-12,25; and Azaryahu son of Hilkiyahu, a high priest 1 Chronicles 9:10. Since these bullae correlate to the Babylonian conquests and persons in the Old Testament, they are one of Jerusalem's most valuable discoveries.