[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 70, Issue 32

Bill Rea bill.rea at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Nov 2 15:29:25 EST 2008

Rev Bryant wrote:-

> The following URL http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,445132,00.html indicates
> that an inscription on a pottery shard is Hebrew. Whether or not it is the
> dating does place it about 1000-975 BC.
> Any ideas, thoughts, remarks?

I read the article. From what I know of C14 dating the range given, 1000-975
BC is too narrow. Of course, the article is not a scientific report so the
usual confidence intervals and details of the analysis are not given.
Consequently we need to reserve judgement until the peer reviewed articles
appear. Archaeological work is slow and difficult so it may be some years
before we see those. A translation alone was said to me some months away.

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