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Professor Says Ancient Inscription Is Evidence of Solomon's Kingdom
A 3,000-year-old inscription discovered in Jerusalem is evidence of King Solomon's reign, a professor of ancient history says.
The text in question is the "Ophel inscription," which is the earliest alphabetical inscription ever discovered in Jerusalem. Archaeologist Eilat Mazar and her team discovered the writing in 2012 on a piece of earthenware.
Gershon Galil from the Department of Biblical Studies and Jewish History at the University of Haifa in Israel told FoxNews.com that he has come up with the "only reasonable translation" of the text thus far. The early Hebrew writing appears to be a wine label of sorts, according to his interpretation, though three of the letters on the artifact are incomplete....
The professor also pointed out, that even without any translation, it showed that the Hebrew language was in existence during the time of Solomon/David. Considering Jesus' first miracle had to do with wine, and good and perhaps not so good wine, the translation of this piece of pottery is thought-provoking.