Thursday, October 30, 2008

Archeologist finds 3,000-year old Hebrew text

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.
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1 comment:

lindajwilson said...

That's a really cool discovery! BTW, I really like the look of your blog. The paintings you have chosen are beautiful! Nice to meet you. :-)