Moses-Era Writing Discovered in Israel

A 3,500-year-old piece of writing discovered at Tel Lachish is the earliest alphabetic script ever found in the land of Israel
Antiquity Publications Ltd//J. Dye, Austrian Academy of Sciences

This week, researchers from Austria and Israel revealed the discovery of an inked potsherd inscription (ostracon) found at Tel Lachish. Given the 15th-century b.c.e. context within which it was found (circa 1450 b.c.e.), it is the oldest alphabetic script discovered in Israel.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal and archaeologist Christopher Eames discuss the significance of the discovery in light of the early writing of the Bible.

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