[b-hebrew] Earliest occurence of Yahweh from other cultures

Jack Kilmon jkilmon at historian.net
Sat Jul 23 17:44:27 EDT 2005


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From: "Gene Gardner" <g_gardner1234 at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [b-hebrew] Earliest occurence of Yahweh from other cultures


>I would like to ask the list members if anyone knows
> what the earliest occurrence of Yahweh, that is found
> in ancient writings (cuneiform etc.) from other
> cultures would be.


Lines 17-18 Mesha Stele "vessels of Yahweh

The Kuntillet Ajrud and Khirbet al Qom inscriptions
http://www.bibleorigins.net/KuntilletAjrudYahwehAsherah.html

The 600 BCE Arad ostraca addressed to Eliashib son of Eshiyah mentions the 
Bayt Yahweh
http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/educational_site/ancient_texts/ostraca.shtml

The Yahweh ostracon and the Ivory pomegranate are under suspicion

The 7th century BCE silver amulet from Ketef Hinnom
http://www.crystalinks.com/scrollsilver.html


Jack Kilmon 




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