Can I just say that I love stories like this? I just love biblical discoveries. Only 4% of the site where this was discovered has been excavated. Who knows what they will uncover! This is only a tiny fragment, but still - wow!
Archeologist finds 3,000-year old Hebrew text
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- An Israeli archaeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago. The shard -- or ostracon -- contains five lines of text divided by black lines.
Professor Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says the inscribed pottery shard -- known as an ostracon -- was found during excavations of a fortress from the 10th century BC. (Rest of the story.)