Ancient Tax Receipt
Pictured below is a tax receipt dating around the 8th century BC which includes the word “House of YHWH”. It measures 8 ½ centimeters.
Jon Seligman, Jerusalem regional archaeologist for the Antiquities Authority, said the find was significant. "The layer is a closed, sealed
archaeological layer that has been undisturbed since the 8th century BC.
YHWH written in Paleo Hebrew
TRANSLATION FROM HEBREW:
Line 1: According to your order, Ashya-
Line 2: hu the king, to give by the hand
Line 3: of [Z]ekaryahu silver of Tar-
Line 4: shish for the house of YHWH
Line 5: 3 shekels