Hebrew U. Open Letter re: the Galil Translation of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription

I saw this new section on the official Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation website a few days ago but could not take the time to comment on the new open letter regarding Prof. Galil’s popularized translation of the inscription.

It’s a shame this translation has shot through the media so quickly. It’s been reported as fact and little attention has been given to substantive analysis. Galil’s version hasn’t yet been published in a scholarly journal. It seems more and more scholars are expressing skepticism at the translation. If points in the open letter are true, there could be ethical questions. I don’t know enough details to form conclusions on these matters. Hopefully, everything may be properly balanced with time.


About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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