André Lemaire

The ostracon mentions a man named Qosyatib (“Qos will answer/restore”), as well as his father, Hananyah (“Yah showed favor”). According author André Lemaire, the fact that someone with an Israelite name, Hananyah, which contains the name of the Israelite god (Yah), would have a son with a name containing the name of an Edomite god indicates a large degree of cultural, ethnic and religious mixing.