Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The oldest known poor box, inscribed with the Hebrew word for “your brother”
Beit Shemesh
Iron Age II, 8th century BCE
H: 9; Diam: 19.5 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA B-469

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir