Ancient tablet found on Mount Ebal predates known Hebrew inscriptions

Researchers have made a significant discovery regarding an early Hebrew inscription found on a folded lead tablet in the vicinity of Mount Ebal near Nablus.

The tablet, uncovered during an excavation in the 1980s, recently underwent x-ray tomographic measurements to unveil concealed text, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Through epigraphic analysis of the data, scholars have identified a formulaic curse inscribed in a proto-alphabetic script that likely originated during the Late Bronze Age.

This inscription predates any previously known Hebrew inscription in Israel by a remarkable span of at least 200 years.

The groundbreaking findings have been published in the journal Heritage Science by a team of esteemed researchers.

This discovery sheds new light on the historical and linguistic aspects of ancient Hebrew culture.

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