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Leading the Associates of Biblical Research consortium excavating at Ancient Shiloh

ABR Researchers Discover the Oldest Known Proto-Hebrew Inscription Ever Found

Associates for Biblical Research (ABR) announce the discovery of a formulaic curse inscription recovered on a small, folded lead tablet.

ABR Researchers Discover the Oldest Known Proto-Hebrew Inscription Ever Found, Associates for Biblical Research, 3/24/2022


The defixio came to light in December 2019 when Scott Stripling, ABR’s Director of Excavations and the Director of the Archaeological Studies Institute at The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas, led an ABR team to wet sift the discarded material from Adam Zertal’s excavations (1982–1989) on Mt. Ebal...


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