Message decoded: 3,000-year-old text sheds light on biblical history

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A few characters on the side of a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug dating back to the time of King David has stumped archaeologists until now — and a fresh translation may have profound ramifications for our understanding of the Bible.

Experts had suspected the fragmentary inscription was written in the language of the Canaanites, a biblical people who lived in the present-day Israel. Not so, says one expert who claims to have cracked the code: The mysterious language is actually the oldest form of written Hebrew, placing the ancient Israelites in Jerusalem earlier than previously believed.

“Hebrew speakers were controlling Jerusalem in the 10th century, which biblical chronology points to as the time of David and Solomon,” ancient Near Eastern history and biblical studies expert Douglas Petrovich told FoxNews.com.

“Whoever they were, they were writing in Hebrew like they owned the place,” he said.

“It is just the climate among scholars that they want to attribute as little as possible to the ancient Israelites.”

– Doug Petrovich

First discovered near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem last year, the 10th century B.C. fragment has been labeled the Ophel Inscription. It likely bears the name of the jug’s owners and its contents.

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If Petrovich’s analysis proves true, it would be evidence of the accuracy of Old Testament tales. If Hebrew as a written language existed in the 10th century, as he says, the ancient Israelites were recording their history in real time as opposed to writing it down several hundred years later. That would make the Old Testament an historical account of real-life events.

According to Petrovich, archaeologists are unwilling to call it Hebrew to avoid conflict.

“It’s just the climate among scholars that they want to attribute as little as possible to the ancient Israelites,” he said.

Needless to say, his claims are stirring up controversy among those who do not like to mix the hard facts of archaeology — dirt, stone and bone — with stories from the Bible.

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  1. sam.8:18 In that day you will cry out because of your leaders, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the lord will hear you then.
    the people would not listen to Samuel’s warnings for they sought to be like all the other nations around them, this is a hard truth for we the people of the once great nation that said it honored the God of Israel.

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 God's call to the world! Are you ready?

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