In light of this, the recent discovery of bullae apparently from the very hand of Baruch is ironic; see Nahman Avigad, Hebrew Bullae from the Time of Jeremiah: Remnants of a Burnt Archive (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1986); and Hershel Shanks, “In Private Hands,” BAR 22:02. On the archaeological study of Jeremiah’s time, see Philip J. King, Jeremiah: An Archaeological Companion (Louisville: Westminster Press/John Knox Press, 1993).