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#1 Ken Gilmore

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:29 AM

The archaeologist Gabriel Barkay should need no introduction to anyone familiar with the archaeology of Israel. His work on the Temple Mount Sifting Project alone, with discoveries such as a 7th century BCE seal with the words "In the 7th year, Bethlehem, for the king" has been of no little significance. In addition:

He has participated on various levels in numerous digs, and discovered the Silver Scrolls, two silver amulets that contain the Priestly Benediction (Numbers 6:24-26), which are the earliest recorded biblical verses ( dated to the late-7th century B.C. First Temple period) that mention the name "YHWH." This makes the amulets the oldest Biblical inscriptions ever found, predating the Dead Sea Scrolls by at least 400 years, and the first mentioning the name of the LORD.

He now has a website, which can be found here.

HT: BiblePlaces Blog
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