Tag: ancient inscription

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

04/17 | 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 evidence for how ancient taxes were   Read more…

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

The Oldest Hebrew Script and Language

04/01 | In a BAR article, epigraphy scholar Christopher Rollston asks a seemingly straightforward question: What is the oldest Hebrew inscription?   Read more…

Posted in Inscriptions.

Word Play

12/10 | Three thousand years ago, when alphabetic writing had just begun to spread across the masses of the ancient Near East, written words were far more than idle marks meant simply   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.


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