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Bibil Identifier bibil:247303
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Ophel Pithos Inscription: Its Dating, Language, Translation, and Script
Author Petrovich, Douglas
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 147, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 130-145 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The summer of 2013 offered the exciting announcement from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Eilat Mazar's excavational team had found potsherds of an inscribed pithos in the Ophel of Jerusalem that the excavators dated to the 10th century bc, which many have called the oldest Hebrew inscription ever uncovered at Jerusalem. The pithos in question was one of seven discovered in a foundational deposit as part of a fill, under a building that was constructed on bedrock. Numerous scholars have chronicled their opinions of the Ophel inscription's transcription and language, mostly utilising online blogs. This work seeks to delve deeper into the identification of each letter on the inscription, the language and translation of its text, and the dating of the potsherds of the inscribed pithos based on its findspot, with the intent of resolving each of these matters as confidently as possible.
DOI 10.1179/1743130114Y.0000000002
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (H - L) : Jerusalem / Yerushalayyim / El-Quds
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Ostraca
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