A new West Semitic inscription from Khirbet Qeiyafa is presented. It was incised in Canaanite alphabetic script on a pottery storage jar before firing. Radiometric dating of the relevant layer has yielded a date of ca. 1020-980 b.c.e. The last few years have seen the publication of several new Semitic alphabetic inscriptions dated to the late 11th-10th centuries b.c.e. and originating at controlled excavations in Israel (Khirbet Qeiyafa, Beth Shemesh, Tell e?-?ôfi, and Jerusalem). The new inscription is an important addition to this corpus.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research|
|State||Published - May 2015|
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- Iron age inscription
- Khirbet qeiyafa
- Personal names
- Semitic epigraphy