https://unitedwithisrael.org/in-first-inscription-dating-to-biblical-judges-era-and-relates-to-book-of-judges-found-in-israel/ BIBLICAL DISCOVERY: ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND 1ST INSCRIPTION RELATED TO BOOK OF JUDGES by TPS, July 12, 2021

“This is the first time that the name Jerubbaal has been found outside the Bible in an archaeological context. [A]n inscription dating from the time of the biblical Judges some 3,100 years ago and relating to the Book of Judges has been recovered from excavations at Khirbat er-Ra‘i, near Qiryat Gat. “The inscription was written in ink on a jug – a small personal pottery vessel that holds approximately one liter, and may well have contained a precious liquid such as oil, perfume or medicine. Apparently, much like today, the vessel’s owner wrote his name on it to assert his ownership. “The inscription has been deciphered by epigraphic expert Christopher Rolston of George Washington University, Washington DC. It clearly shows the Hebrew letters yud (broken at the top), resh, bet, ayin, lamed, and remnants of other letters indicate that the original inscription was longer.” AUTHOR: This article was written by TPS of the United With Israel staff.

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