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