Tag: Tel Dan Inscription

The Tel Dan inscription, or "House of David" inscription, was discovered in 1993 at the site of Tel Dan in northern Israel in an excavation directed by Israeli archaeologist Avraham Biran. The broken and fragmentary inscription commemorates the victory of an Aramean king over his two southern neighbors: the “king of Israel” and the “king of the House of David.” What made the Tel Dan inscription one of the most exciting Biblical archaeology discoveries for scholars and the broader public was its unprecedented reference to the “House of David.” The stela’s fragmented inscription, first read and translated by the renowned epigrapher Joseph Naveh, proved that King David from the Bible was a genuine historical figure and not simply the fantastic literary creation of later Biblical writers and editors.

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

05/09 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

Ancient Apiary on Display

04/27 | While we know this refers to the land of Israel, what does “flowing with milk and honey” mean? A new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel,   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, Exhibits/Events, News.

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: A Hittite in King David’s Court?

04/27 | On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Dr. Billie Jean Collins will deliver the lecture “A Hittite in King David’s Court? In Search of the Iron Age Hittites” in the Washington, D.C.   Read more…

Posted in Exhibits/Events, News.


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