Lange and Eshel talk about the Halbturn amulet. The Halbturn amulet is important for the light it sheds on Jewish magic and the apotropaic usage of selected Biblical texts. The Halbturn amulet, solely through the inscription of the Shema' Yisrael, was intended to protect the toddler in the grave or perhaps while still alive. There are several probable reasons why it is written in the Hebrew language but in Greek characters. Greek was the language of magic in this part of the Roman Empire.
|Journal||Biblical Archaeology Review|
|State||Published - May 2013|