Tag Archives: Inscriptions

Information on the second Qeiyafa inscription coming later this year

A few people have inquired about the new Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription discovered in the 2012 season. I asked Yossi Garfinkel about it last week when I drove up to Chattanooga (from Tampa!) to catch his presentation at Southern Adventist University. He … Continue reading

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The Qeiyafa Inscription at the Israel Museum – Photos now Allowed!

We recently visited the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and saw many of the Bible-related archaeological treasures displayed there. Bible students would probably recognize objects from Bible dictionaries, class materials, PowerPoint lessons, textbooks, and other sources. It’s one thing to see … Continue reading

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Qeiyafa Update #2 – Two Things You May Want to Know

This excavation week has come to a close. Lots of hard, dirty, sweaty, rewarding, and enriching work. Here are some tidbits for the future: 1. This may be the last dig season here. Due to hard work over the past 3 weeks, … Continue reading

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Where Exactly Was Khirbet Qeiyafa’s Ostracon Discovered? (Photos)

This post is in response to a comment left by Michael Grisanti on my post from January 12th. That entry featured some excellent aerial photographs of Khirbet Qeiyafa at the end of the 2011 dig season, particularly of Area C … Continue reading

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New Find: Clay Seal from 1st Century Jewish Temple (with Inscription)

Recent digs next to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount have uncovered a small inscribed clay seal that seems to have been involved with worship at the 1st-century (New Testament-era)  Temple. Its inscription has a shortened form of the name of God (“Yahweh”) … Continue reading

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Ancient Bronze Bowl Discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa (photo)

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that a bronze bowl was discovered at Qeiyafa. Bronze bowls were costly and at times inscribed with a dedication to an individual. Could ours be inscribed with a biblical name? At this point it is … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa on TV next week

Khirbet Qeiyafa is coming U.S. television next Tuesday, November 23rd. I was on site during filming by National Geographic in 2009. We are part of this upcoming NOVA program. Countless treasure-seekers have set off in search of King Solomon’s mines, … Continue reading

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Video Game Tech Gives Archaeologists a New Tool

Every have difficulty making out details from eroded or worn artifacts? 3-D imagery technology from video games now allows archaeologists to see better. The lighting method was originally developed by Tom Malzbender, a computer scientist at HP’s laboratory in Palo … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New (Solomonic?) Wall Uncovered in Jerusalem

Eilat Mazar, who has directed excavations in the City of David for several years, has another find. Hebrew University archaeologists have revealed an ancient path in Jerusalem believed to date back to the time of King Solomon, along with structures … Continue reading

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