Skip to comments.Archaeologists claim discovery of oldest Hebrew writing
Posted on 01/07/2010 1:25:03 PM PST by decimon
This undated picture released by the University of Haifa shows an ancient inscription on a piece of pottery in early Hebrew writing. The 3,000 year-old inscription discovered at a site where the Bible says David slew Goliath has been deciphered, showing it to be the earliest known Hebrew writing, Israeli archaeologists said. (AFP/U of Haifa)
JERUSALEM (AFP) A 3,000 year-old inscription discovered at a site where the Bible says David slew Goliath has been deciphered, showing it to be the earliest known Hebrew writing, Israeli archaeologists said on Thursday.
The pottery shard with five lines of text in the proto-Canaanite script that was used by Hebrews, Philistines and others in the region was discovered 18 months ago.
The writing was decrypted by Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa who "has shown this is a Hebrew inscription," said a statement from the university.
"The discovery makes it the earliest known Hebrew writing," the statement said.
Carbon-dating has shown the inscription dates back to the 10th century BC, making it about 1,000-years older than the Dead Sea scrolls.
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Slaves, widows and orphans ping.
I was wondering what it said.
Perhaps, “Must stock up on rocks and string.” ??
I thought maybe it said.. Made in China..
“Phillistines attack Hebrew camp...slaves, women, and orphans hardest hit”.
It says, "The bigger they are the harder they fall."
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Dinner check for 13?
“A Rabbi and a Zoroastrian Priest walked into a bar...”
“Dang Phillistines...Blame it on Bushstein”
Oy! The slave girls say that Goliath is a big putz and he always wants to shemozzle. Who knows? It would of been nice if they put the translation in the article.
It says “Oy vey!”
Six lines of “oy vey” would be a clue Fur Sur.
English translaton of the deciphered text:
1’ you shall not do [it], but worship the [Lord].
2’ Judge the sla[ve] and the wid[ow] / Judge the orph[an]
3’ [and] the stranger. [Pl]ead for the infant / plead for the po[or and]
4’ the widow. Rehabilitate [the poor] at the hands of the king.
5’ Protect the po[or and] the slave / [supp]ort the stranger.
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Won't that hurt?
Won't that hurt?
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(8) And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,
(9) Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
(10) And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
It's "So" as in "So how come you haven't called on your mother lately?"
Misleading title, I expected to see a really old Hebrew writing!
Thanks for the link!
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