Jan 8, 2010

Most Ancient Hebrew Biblical Inscription Deciphered

See this press release from the University of Haifa on the Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription.

Professor Gershon Galil offers the following translation of the text:

1' you shall not do [it], but worship the [Lord].

2' Judge the sla[ve] and the wid[ow] / Judge the orph[an]
3' [and] the stranger. [Pl]ead for the infant / plead for the po[or and]
4' the widow. Rehabilitate [the poor] at the hands of the king.
5' Protect the po[or and] the slave / [supp]ort the stranger.

Credit: Image courtesy of the University of Haifa

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