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Archaeologists claim discovery of oldest Hebrew writing
AFP ^ | Jan 7, 2009 | Unknown

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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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; hirbetqeiyafa; khirbetqeiyafa; letshavejerusalem

1 posted on 01/07/2010 1:25:05 PM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv; SJackson

Slaves, widows and orphans ping.


2 posted on 01/07/2010 1:26:02 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I was wondering what it said.

Perhaps, “Must stock up on rocks and string.” ??


3 posted on 01/07/2010 1:29:12 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

I thought maybe it said.. Made in China..


4 posted on 01/07/2010 1:31:01 PM PST by outlawjake
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To: decimon

“Phillistines attack Hebrew camp...slaves, women, and orphans hardest hit”.


5 posted on 01/07/2010 1:32:53 PM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: decimon
inscription discovered at a site where the Bible says David slew Goliath

It says, "The bigger they are the harder they fall."

6 posted on 01/07/2010 1:33:32 PM PST by catpuppy (2009 --"We will not ration health care." 2012--"Anybody heard from grandpa?")
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To: UCANSEE2
Perhaps, “Must stock up on rocks and string.” ??

Wholesale.

7 posted on 01/07/2010 1:34:50 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
I translated it:

Yahweh to Flood World For Forty Days and Forty Nights
Slaves, widows and orphans disproportionately impacted, pharisees say.

8 posted on 01/07/2010 1:35:50 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: decimon

Dinner check for 13?


9 posted on 01/07/2010 1:36:49 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: decimon

“A Rabbi and a Zoroastrian Priest walked into a bar...”


10 posted on 01/07/2010 1:41:25 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

“Dang Phillistines...Blame it on Bushstein”


11 posted on 01/07/2010 1:52:16 PM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: decimon

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.


12 posted on 01/07/2010 2:07:29 PM PST by dog breath
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To: decimon

It says “Oy vey!”


13 posted on 01/07/2010 2:08:06 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: FastCoyote

Six lines of “oy vey” would be a clue Fur Sur.


14 posted on 01/07/2010 2:26:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: decimon

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.

More here: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-01/uoh-mah010710.php


15 posted on 01/07/2010 2:27:22 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
It's either a chicken soup recipe, or a Chinese take-out menu.

-PJ

16 posted on 01/07/2010 2:29:51 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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Thanks decimon for the topic and ping! "Proto-Canaanite" my ass. One of *those* topics. :')
 
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17 posted on 01/07/2010 4:00:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Proto-Canaanite" my ass.

Won't that hurt?

18 posted on 01/07/2010 4:19:12 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
"Proto-Canaanite" my ass.

Won't that hurt?

LOL

19 posted on 01/07/2010 4:29:53 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: decimon

LOL!


20 posted on 01/07/2010 5:01:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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Thanks decimon.

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21 posted on 01/07/2010 5:02:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: BibChr

ping ibri.


22 posted on 01/07/2010 5:14:15 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Todah!


23 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:19 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: decimon
Possible parallel passage?

Zechariah 7:8-10
(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.

24 posted on 01/07/2010 6:13:02 PM PST by refreshed
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To: SunkenCiv

THANKS.

INTERESTING.


25 posted on 01/07/2010 7:31:10 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: decimon
I translated the first word.

It's "So" as in "So how come you haven't called on your mother lately?"

-PJ

26 posted on 01/07/2010 7:39:52 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: decimon

Misleading title, I expected to see a really old Hebrew writing!


27 posted on 01/07/2010 8:54:00 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: decimon

Thanks for the link!


28 posted on 01/08/2010 5:53:03 AM PST by maryz
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To: decimon
It looks like a recipe for 4000 tonnes of hummus.
29 posted on 01/08/2010 9:29:47 AM PST by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: Quix

My pleasure.


30 posted on 01/08/2010 8:12:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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31 posted on 05/28/2012 2:21:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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