Tag: Temple Mount

First Person: Gold from the Temple?

07/15 | In his First Person in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks discusses two very different inscriptions—the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus fragment and the Jehoash Inscription—that are both   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

06/01 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides new evidence for how ancient taxes   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice, Inscriptions.

Precursor to Paleo-Hebrew Script Discovered in Jerusalem

05/09 | Alan Millard examines the Proto-Canaanite script of the earliest alphabetic text ever found in Jerusalem. What can it tell us about literacy during the time of David and Solomon?   Read more…

Posted in Inscriptions.


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