Newly Discovered Lead Tablet on Mt. Ebal – A Roundtable Discussion
Episode:In this episode – several of the co-hosts (Oliver Hersey, Mark Janzen, Kyle Keimer, and Chris McKinny) discuss the recent announcement of the discovery of a lead tablet from Mount Ebal that potentially dates to the end of the Late Bronze Age and/or Early Iron Age and purportedly mentions the divine name – YHW (i..e, Yahweh). The discussion centers on Adam Zertal’s initial excavations, the significance of the Iron I settlement wave in the highlands of Ephraim and Manasseh (i.e., northern West Bank) for Israelite history, the background of the discovery of the tablet via wet sifting, and the potential significance of this discovery for early Israel. Like everyone else, we eagerly await the publication…
Hosts: Biblical World co-hosts Chris McKinny, Oliver Hersey, Mark Janzen, and Kyle Keimer.
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Image: Michael C. Luddeni/Associates for Biblical Research, from the Times of Israel.