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New Short Video on the Qeiyafa Inscription

Foundation Stone has a new two-part video on the inscription that has (again) caught the attention of the worldwide press. The Khirbet Qeiyafa team has also issued a formal response to the recent news reports of Prof. Galil’s translation. This … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa Team’s Response to the New Inscription Translation

Foundation Stone, which works with Professor Yusef Garfinkel to develop the Khirbet Qeiyafa/Elah Fortress site, has released a response to Prof. Galil’s recent translation of the ostracon inscription. This is the first blog to receive the response from the Khirbet Qeiyafa staff. … Continue reading

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U.S. Media Report About Deciphering the Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription

After yesterday morning’s news that the world’s oldest Hebrew inscription may have finally been translated, I found this story in the U.S. media this morning. Here is an excerpt: The inscription is the earliest example of Hebrew writing found, which … Continue reading

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New Translation of Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription Published

Prof. Gershon Galil has published his own translation and drawing of the 10th century B.C. inscription from Khirbet Qeiyafa. It is quite different from the preliminary translation put forth previously by Prof. Hagai Misgav (see my previous post here, Prof. Aren … Continue reading

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New Video on the Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription

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 … Continue reading

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Qeiyafa Inscription Translation – Version 1

The Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription, which is the oldest extant Hebrew text (ca. 1000 B.C.), has finally been revealed. Aren Maeir, excavator of Tel es-Safi (Gath) was present and reports on the presentation. Unfortunately his initial report gives the text in … Continue reading

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The Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription and a Small Milestone

Prof. Aren Maeir of the Tel es-Safi (Gath) excavation reports: For those interested, my sources have informed me that this Thursday, in the meeting on the archaeology of Jerusalem that will be held at the Institute of Archaeology, HU, in … Continue reading

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Found: Hebrew Inscriptions From 1st Temple Period

    A couple of new finds date to the period of the First Israelite Temple (aka – Solomon’s Temple) in Jerusalem.  A bone seal engraved with the Hebrew name Shaul (Saul), along with a representation of a flower or … Continue reading

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Ancient Inscription Meets High Tech

Jim Davila at PaleoJudaica posted an item on the imaging technology that was recently used to recover lost parts of the Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription.  His post is here and contains a link to the full article. No word yet on … Continue reading

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Ancient Hebrew inscription and an Israelite Seal

The excavation of Khirbet Qeiyafa has been in the buzz for several weeks due to a large ostracon (inscribed pottery shard) that is purported to have the oldest Hebrew inscription yet found.  The site is a fortress/city on the north … Continue reading

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