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.

Where Is the Original Siloam Pool from the Bible?

05/22 | Where is the original Siloam Pool, the water pool that fed Jerusalem in the First Temple period? While the Roman-period Siloam Pool—where Jesus cured the blind man—was recently discovered, the   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Puzzling Finds from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud

05/20 | “Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the top of this eighth-century B.C. drawing on a ceramic pithos from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud in the eastern Sinai. Some scholars have theorized that   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Artifacts, Biblical Sites & Places.

Left-Handed People in the Bible

05/15 | Were the warriors from the tribe of Benjamin left-handed by nature or nurture?   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible, People in the Bible.


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