Photo: Oldest Hebrew Text Is Evidence for Bible Stories?



A 3,000-year-old pottery shard with five lines of text (above) is the oldest Hebrew writing ever found, archaeologists said in October 2008.

The text, found on a hilltop above the valley where David is said to have battled Goliath, could give historical support for stories in the Bible.

Photograph courtesy Hebrew University


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