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Israeli Researchers Unearth Palace That May Have Been Home To King David
2013-07-19 11:40:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The  ruins of a large palace extending across an area of 3,200 square feet have been uncovered by researchers from Hebrew University (HUJI) and the Israel Antiquities Authorit (IAA). According to the researchers, who have spent the past several years unearthing the ruins, the site at Khirbet Qeiyafa is attributed to the time of King David and is identified with the biblical city of Shaarayim. The site consists of two royal public...

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2010-03-08 09:25:00

Has another mystery in the history of Israel been solved? Prof. Gershon Galil of the Department of Bible Studies at the University of Haifa has identified Khirbet Qeiyafa as "Neta'im", which is mentioned in the book of Chronicles. "The inhabitants of Neta'im were potters who worked in the king's service and inhabited an important administrative center near the border with the Philistines," explains Prof. Galil. Khirbet Qeiyafa is a provincial town in the Elah Valley region. Archaeological...

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2010-01-07 15:25:00

Israeli archaeologists reported on Thursday that they had deciphered what they believe to be the oldest known Hebrew writing "“ a 3,000 year-old inscription discovered 18 months ago in the same location the Bible says David slew Goliath. The pottery shard contained five lines of text in the proto-Canaanite script used by Hebrews, Philistines and others in the region during that time. Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa decrypted the writing. Mr. Galil "has shown this is a Hebrew...

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2008-11-05 10:57:54

The earliest known Hebrew text written in a Proto-Canaanite script has been discovered by Hebrew University archaeologists in an ancient city in the area where David slew Goliath. The 3,000 year old finding is thought to be the most significant archaeological discovery in Israel since the Dead Sea Scrolls "“ predating them by 1,000 years. The ostracon (pottery shard inscribed with writing in ink) comprises five lines of text divided by black lines and measures 15 x 15 cm. and was found...

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2008-10-31 11:21:01

Archaeologists in Israel have reported the finding of the oldest known Hebrew text in a fortress city overlooking a valley where the Bible says David slew Goliath. The Hebrew inscription found on a 3,000-year-old piece of pottery could provide insight that suggests Biblical accounts of the ancient Israelite kingdom of David could have been based on written texts. Israeli archaeologist Yossi Garfinkel reported on Thursday that the pottery shard bearing five lines of characters was found near...


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