Letters drawn by Richard Goewitz III/Used by permission of Oxford University Press

Be an epigrapher! Although the Pre-Exilic Hebrew letters in this chart date to about 100 years after Hezekiah, you can use them to decipher the ancient letters on his royal seal impressions. Compare the ancient Hebrew letters with the letters on the seals and rewrite the inscriptions in the modern Hebrew letters shown in the column at the far right. Or, to make a transliteration that is roughly readable in English, rewrite in the Latin letters from the column on the left. Bear in mind, however, that some Hebrew letters have more than one sound (or no consonantal sound), as indicated by some entries in the Latin letter column—and some modern Hebrew letters are written differently when they appear at the end of a word, as shown in some entries in the modern Hebrew letter column. And, just to make things complex, ancient Hebrew (and most modern Hebrew) has no vowels—you have to know the word in order to read it. Good luck!