2,700 Year Old Hebrew Inscription – Found by Joe Uziel!!!!

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Yesterday, it was announced that a 2,700 year-old Hebrew Inscription was found in the City of David – these excavations just so happen to be under the watchful eye of our very own Joe Uziel. Way to go Joe!

See the story here.

 

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2 thoughts on “2,700 Year Old Hebrew Inscription – Found by Joe Uziel!!!!

    Benj Foreman said:
    August 20, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Wow, according to the article, the writing appears to be older than the bowl! The letters are dated to the 8th century and the bowl is dated to 586. Did I miss something?

      joeuziel said:
      August 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Benj,
      From an epigraphic perspective, the style of writing and letters date to the 8-7th Century BCE. The bowl itself dates to the 7th Century BCE. It was found in a fill that covered the lower slope of the City of David that contains mostly 7th Century finds and seems to be a result of the destruction and abandonment of Jerusalem at the end of the Iron Age. so basically – the artifact dates to the 7th Century BCE, but is redeposited in a fill dating slightly later.
      Joe

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