First a piece of true cross, now this… Seems they are trying awfully hard to “prove” stuff from the Bible. Does this stuff ever get published in actual journals? It goes straight to the press from what I’ve seen.
A clay fragment unearthed in Jerusalem may be the oldest Hebrew inscription ever discovered in the city – and could prove that accounts of the reigns of King David and Solomon are historical fact.
Working near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar unearthed a fragment of a ceramic jar, with the earliest alphabetical written text ever uncovered in the city.
A new translation of the text suggests it may actually be in Hebrew – and could “prove” events in the Bible are true.
Mazar claims the inscription is in a “proto-Canaanite” script, and written by one of the non-Israeli residents of Jerusalem, perhaps Jebusites, who were part of the population in the time of Kings David and Solomon. Mazar says the meaning is unknown.
Another biblical expert, Douglas Petrovitch of the University of Toronto, claims the inscription is in fact in Hebrew.
Petrovitch claims that the discovery proves that Hebrew was being used as a written language in the 10th Century – and that the Bible could be a historical account written as events happened, rather than having been written hundreds of years later.
Notice the quotations marks around the word prove in the article. Even though it might prove some of the things described in the Bible is true, doesn’t mean EVERYTHING in the Bible would be true, as the Bible is a collection of many books written by many different authors and then “edited” by the early church. How can one inscription justify the entire Bible. Something reeks in this story. I’m getting a bit tired of one blockbuster biblical find after another. I don’t see the buzz last very long. Is it just me?