Foundation Stone has released a short video on the 3,000 year-old inscription discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa in 2008. (Background here) In the video, Prof. Yossi Garfinkel (archaeologist at Khirbet Qeiyafa) discusses photographic scans of the ostracon with epigrapher Hagi Misgav, who has worked to translate it over the past year. The first publication of the text was released a couple of weeks ago. Watching the video, one can see why translation has proven difficult.
Prof. Garfinkel is on the left, Dr. Misgav is in the center, and David Willner of Foundation Stone is mobile with camera in hand. This 2-minute video is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
Hagai Misgav is scheduled to present on the inscription at next month’s ASOR meeting in New Orleans. It is scheduled for Thursday morning, November 19th, in a 10:45 a.m. session. It will be interesting to learn more about this unique 3,000 year-old text from the early Iron Age.
HT: David Willner