New Analysis of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription

Edward Cook has posted an analysis of the Qeiyafa ostracon inscription on his blog. His approach seems balanced and fair, and does not dwell in excessive speculation. As one untrained in ancient epigraphy, I found his insights interesting and easy to read.

It is refreshing to read about the site and its inscription without the ill-researched media hype that has dominated recent coverage. I refer to the plethora of news stories on Galil’s translation – one that depends heavily on reconstructed words and letters – and to Galil’s still-unsubstantiated identification of the site as Netaim.

HT: Todd Bolen


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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