Tag: House of David 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.

The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Supplementary Volume 5

02/14 | Philip J. King reviews The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Supplementary Volume 5, Edited by Ephraim Stern.   Read more…

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Publishing Israel Archaeology Digs

01/30 | It has been called the “dirty secret” of Israel archaeology: Digs go on for season after season of excavation without publishing final reports of the results of their work. Fortunately,   Read more…

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