When the seal’s mirror-image inscription is pressed into soft clay, it produces the correct reading shown in this drawing. Below, the three lines of text are given from the top in English, in transliterated Hebrew and in modern Hebrew.

1. (Belonging) to H|anan, s-
2. on (of) H|ilqiyahu
3. the priest

1. lhnn b
2. n hlqyhw
3. hkhn

1. b ÷njl
2. whyqlj ÷
3. ÷hkh