Daily Archives: November 1, 2008

Khirbet Qeifaya Inscription

Khirbet Qeifaya is a fortified site overlooking the Valley of Elah where the great battle between Israel and the Philistines (David and Goliath) took place. A broken shard of pottery bearing an inscription was discovered during the excavation this year. There have been a lot of teasers going around about what the inscription may say.

The best summarized updates on this inscription that I have seen are the ones posted by Todd Bolen at Bible Places Blog. I suggest you go there and scroll back to these postings during the last days of October. If you would like to go to the specific posts, here are the links:

Be aware that many newspaper articles about archaeological discoveries are often exaggerated. There are NO specifics about David and Goliath. We don’t even have a translation of the inscription at this point. And, by the way, Noah’s ark has not been found, either!