Tag: ostracon

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.

Ancient Military Correspondence: Send Wine

06/20 | Send wine: A newly deciphered letter from Israel’s Negev desert describes an exchange of supplies between two Judahite military officers.   Read more…

Posted in News, Daily Life and Practice.

Precursor to Paleo-Hebrew Script Discovered in Jerusalem

05/05 | 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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