Artifacts similar to or like Gezer calendar

Small limestone tablet with an early Canaanite inscription discovered in 1908 by Irish archaeologist R. A. Stewart Macalister in the ancient city of Gezer, 20 miles west of Jerusalem. Wikipedia

  • Siloam inscription

    Hebrew inscription found in the Siloam tunnel which brings water from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam, located in the City of David in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shiloah or Silwan. The inscription records the construction of the tunnel, which has been dated to the 8th century BCE on the basis of the writing style. Wikipedia

  • Paleo-Hebrew alphabet

    Name used by modern scholars to describe the script found in Canaanite inscriptions from the region of Biblical Israel and Judah. Considered to be the script used to record the original texts of the Hebrew Bible due to its similarity to the Samaritan script, as the Talmud stated that the Hebrew ancient script was still used by the Samaritans. Wikipedia

  • Tel Dan stele

    Fragmentary stele containing a Canaanite inscription, discovered in 1993 in Tel-Dan by Gila Cook, a member of an archaeological team lead by Avraham Biran, the pieces having been used to construct an ancient stone wall that survived into modern times. In several pieces and contains several lines of Aramaic, closely related to Hebrew and historically a common language among Jews. Wikipedia

  • Biblical Hebrew

    Archaic form of Hebrew, a language in the Canaanite branch of Semitic languages, spoken by the Israelites in the area known as Israel, roughly west of the Jordan River and east of the Mediterranean Sea. Not used for the language in the Bible, which was referred to as שפת כנען or יהודית (Yehudit, i.e. Judaean), but the name was used in Greek and Mishnaic Hebrew texts. Wikipedia

  • Zayit Stone

    38 lb limestone boulder discovered on 15 July 2005 at Tel Zayit in the Guvrin Valley, about 50 km southwest of Jerusalem. Embedded in the stone wall of a building. Wikipedia

  • LMLK seal

    LMLK seals (with LMLK meaning 'of the king') are ancient Hebrew seals stamped on the handles of large storage jars first issued in the reign of King Hezekiah (circa 700 BC) and discovered mostly in and around Jerusalem. Several complete jars were found in situ buried under a destruction layer caused by Sennacherib at Lachish. Wikipedia

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