Re: [ANE-2] Re: [biblical-studies] Inscribed Mt. of Olives Jug Handle
- Dear Itzhaq,
Indeed the time span of the writing for the jar handle as given in the news paper article is clearly incomprehensible. The script (as George Athas correctly noted) appears to have been incised into the wet clay and dates approximately to the 9th-6th century (probably even more narrowly to the 8th-7th century BC, but again fully agreed with George we really need better photographs! and better still the actual thing itself).
Peter van der Veen
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> Datum: Tue, 19 May 2009 23:20:21 +1000
> Von: George Athas <george.athas@...>
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> First impressions: The writing looks 9th to 6th century BC. Bear in mind
> it's on clay, not stone. There also appears to be a short vertical stroke
> between the initial mem and nun. It would be interesting to see what is made
> of this.
> Of course, you can never make any conclusions based on a photo or drawing.
> GEORGE ATHAS
> Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
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Subject: [biblical-studies] Inscribed Mt. of Olives Jug Handle
> Scientists at the Israel Antiquities Authority are now trying to
> decipher the identity of the "Menachem," whose name is inscribed in
> ancient Hebrew.
> http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1086601 (poor
> English translation)
> (Hebrew original)
> http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/images/daily/D190509/245stone.jpg (photo)
> Yitzhak Sapir
The script is very interesting. It looks more Phoenician to me...around 9th
century BCE. The name appears to my eye as mem-yod-nun-het-mem. Could it
read "from Yenachem" Am I reading it wrong?
San Antonio, TX