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Places where you can purchase books related to LMLK artifacts:

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University Archaeology Publications include the following monographs with important LMLK data:
  • Beer-Sheba I
  • Lachish V
  • The Conquest of Lachish
  • The Renewed Archaeological Excavations at Lachish (1973-1994)--5 volumes
Visit their website for pricing & availability of these publications as well as backissues of the Tel Aviv journal.

Israel Exploration Society

For several decades, the The Israel Exploration Society has published books & journals with significant LMLK content:
  • Arad Inscriptions
  • Eretz-Israel vols. 15, 17, 18, & 23
  • Excavations & Surveys in Israel 1988/89 vol. 7-8--Tel Yizre'el 1987/1988
  • Gezer II--Report of the 1967-70 Seasons in Fields I & II vol. 2
  • Investigations at Lachish--The Sanctuary & the Residency (Lachish V)
  • Jewish Quarter Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem--Conducted by Nahman Avigad, 1969-1982:  Vol. 1
  • New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land vol. 1, 2, 3, & 4
  • Qadmoniot vol. 9 #2-3 (34-35)--"Lamelekh" Store-Jars & the Excavation at Lachish
  • Qadmoniot vol. 15 #2-3 (58-59)--Lachish in the Days of the Kingdom of Judah--The Recent Archaeological Excavations
  • Qedem vol. 29--Excavations in the South of the Temple Mount:  The Ophel of Biblical Jerusalem
  • Qedem vol. 37--Timnah (Tel Batash) Final Reports I:  Stratigraphy & Architecture
  • Qedem vol. 41--Excavations at the City of David 1978-1985 Directed by Yigal Shiloh vol. 6:  Inscriptions
  • Qedem vol. 42--Timnah (Tel Batash) II:  The Finds from the First Millennium BCE
Visit their website for pricing & availability of these publications as well as backissues of The Israel Exploration Journal.

The Book & the Spade

Audio CD-ROMs of radio interviews conducted by Gordon Govier with famous LMLK researchers are available from Scribe Media:

Andy Vaughn Gabriel Barkay
Anson Rainey Lawrence Stager
Avraham Biran Oded Borowski
David Ussishkin Randall Younker
Eilat Mazar Yigael Shiloh

Note:  Only the Andy Vaughn interview contains a discussion of LMLK jars, but it's fascinating to hear the other scholars who have excavated LMLK handles & written important reference material about them.

Associates for Biblical Research

The final report for excavations at Khirbet Nisya directed by David Livingston is available from The Associates for Biblical Research in either hardcover or CD-ROM format:

"Khirbet Nisya:  The Search for Biblical Ai, 1979-2002" by David Livingston

Archaeological Center

Epigraphy lecturer & archaeologist Robert Deutsch has written (in some cases co-written) & published these books with exclusive LMLK material:
Biblical Period Hebrew Bullae--The Josef Chaim Kaufman Collection
Forty New Ancient West Semitic Inscriptions
Messages from the Past
Shlomo:  Studies in the Epigraphy, Iconography, History & Archaeology in Honor of Shlomo Moussaieff
Windows to the Past
Visit for pricing & availability of his books.

Amazon Dotcom

"Archaeology of the Land of the Bible:  10,000-586 B.C.E." by Amihai Mazar
"Theology, History, and Archaeology in the Chronicler's Account of Hezekiah" by Andrew G. Vaughn
"LMLK--A Mystery Belonging to the King vol. 1" by G.M. Grena
"Like a Bird In a Cage" by Lester L. Grabbe
"Ancient Inscriptions:  Voices from the Biblical World" by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.

Convenient links to music CDs recommended in the book "LMLK--A Mystery Belonging to the King vol. 1" available for purchase at Amazon Dotcom:

El Greco by Vangelis Eternal Egypt by Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy Mystere--Live in Las Vegas by Cirque Du Soleil Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Neil Diamond Ray of Light by Madonna (special Japanese import with extra/special song--'Has to Be')

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