Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in eighth-century BCE Samaria

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 06:50 in Paleontology & Archaeology

The ancient Samaria ostraca—eighth-century BCE ink-on-clay inscriptions unearthed at the beginning of the 20th century in Samaria, the capital of the biblical kingdom of Israel—are among the earliest collections of ancient Hebrew writings ever discovered. But despite a century of research, major aspects of the ostraca remain in dispute, including their precise geographical origins—either Samaria or its outlying villages—and the number of scribes involved in their composition.

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