Should All of the LMLK Jars Still be Dated to Hezekiah? Yes!; Andrew G. Vaughn. PhD; February 9, 2015
Chronology of the ancient Near East is a constantly recurring problem scholars have been successfully able to resolve concerning various historical periods. The period of the Divided Monarchy, specifically as it relates to the reign of King Hezekiah, has traditionally been attributed with the inception and exclusive-use of lmlk jar handles. The term "lmlk," as translated from ancient Hebrew, means "to the king," "for the king," or "belonging to the king." In his lecture, Vaughn presents the arguments against attribution of lmlk storage jars to the period of King Hezekiah's reign, and explores the implications, assumptions, and evidences for claims contrary to this chronological placement.
Andrew G. Vaughn (PhD 1996, Princeton Theological Seminary) has been, and currently is, part of various archaeological projects taking place in Syro-Palestine. Vaughn is the author, editor, and contributor to various books, articles, and volumes related ancient Near Eastern archaeology and biblical studies. In addition to his archaeological experience and publishing record, Vaughn also previously served as a Fulbright Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. Presently, Vaughn serves as Executive Director for the American Schools of Oriental Research, based out of Boston University.
Archaeology, Lecture Series
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Vaughn, Andrew G. and Southern Adventist University, "Should All of the LMLK Jars Still be Dated to Hezekiah? Yes!; Andrew G. Vaughn. PhD; February 9, 2015" (2015). Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series. 29.