Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1019-1020 More on the Tel Zayet Alphabet

There’s lots to read about the Tel Zayet alphabet discovery, or more accurately the abecedary. Head archaeologist Ron Tappy talked to us by telephone from Pittsburgh just before heading off to the annual meetings in Philadelphia. So you can hear him in his own words on these two programs. Let me know what you think, comments welcome. The student who actually discovered the stone is chronicled in this story.

Photo, left to right: Professor Ron E. Tappy
Director and Principal Investigator, The Zeitah Excavations
G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Professor P. Kyle McCarter
William Foxwell Albright Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Johns Hopkins University

Professor Marilyn J. Lundberg
Associate Director, West Semitic Research Project

Professor Bruce Zuckerman
Professor of Religion
Director, West Semitic Research Project
University of Southern California

Photo courtesy of the Tel Zayet excavation.

Additional media coverage:
http://www.zeitah.net/UpdateTelZayit.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=92812
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9980598/
http://newsfromrussia.com/science/2005/11/13/67527.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05314/603769.stm
http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/13121561.htm
http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=4093810

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