The ʾIšbaʿal Inscription from Khirbet Qeiyafa

  title={The ʾI{\vs}baʿal Inscription from Khirbet Qeiyafa},
  author={Yosef Garfinkel and Mitka R. Golub and Haggai Misgav and Saar Ganor},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={217 - 233}
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 eṣ-Ṣâfi, and Jerusalem). The new… 
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