Oct 31, 2008

Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription

There has been considerable activity in the media and blogging wo
rld in the last few days concerning what is being called the Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription.This ostracon (a potsherd with writing on it) containing five lines of what is being called Proto-Canaanite or Hebrew script has been tentatively dated to 1,000 and 975 B.C. The dating is significant because it is around the time that King David would have lived. For a Fox News article of this find go here. For pictures of the ostracon go here, here, here, and here. A short video on Youtube can be seen here.

Todd Bolen at the Bibleplaces blog also has a couple of helpful posts here and here.

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