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  • First Temple period scripture.

    I have been trying to track down some information about the silver scrolls (scrollettes?) reportedly inscribed with scripture in Paleo-Hebrew for some years now, and found in Jerusalem in 1979.



    That video was brought to light while I was checking another report:- scripture dating to the First Temple Period written in ink on a stalactite, though the article is more interested in the Roman swords that were found while archaeologists were conducting a study of the stalactite.

    Meanwhile, an article in Haaretz claims that literacy rates in Judah prior to the Babylonian exile may have been seriously underestimated. "Literacy existed at all levels of the administrative, military and priestly systems of Judah. Reading and writing were not limited to a tiny elite."
    1Cor 15:34 Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
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    Scripture before Tradition:
    but that won't prevent others from
    taking it upon themselves to deprive you
    of the right to call yourself Christian.

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    Originally posted by tabibito View Post
    I have been trying to track down some information about the silver scrolls (scrollettes?) reportedly inscribed with scripture in Paleo-Hebrew for some years now, and found in Jerusalem in 1979.



    That video was brought to light while I was checking another report:- scripture dating to the First Temple Period written in ink on a stalactite, though the article is more interested in the Roman swords that were found while archaeologists were conducting a study of the stalactite.

    Meanwhile, an article in Haaretz claims that literacy rates in Judah prior to the Babylonian exile may have been seriously underestimated. "Literacy existed at all levels of the administrative, military and priestly systems of Judah. Reading and writing were not limited to a tiny elite."
    ISTR the Lachish ostraca providing abundant evidence of pre-exilic literacy.
    Last edited by One Bad Pig; 09-07-2023, 04:20 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
      ISTR the Lachich ostraca providing abundant evidence of pre-exilic literacy.
      https://www.bible.ca/ostraca/Ostraca...zzar-587BC.htm

      Lachish Ostracon #3:

      YHWH, Hoshaiah, Uriah, Elnathan: Jer 26:20-23

      This amazing ostracon directly relates to a story in the book of Jeremiah! Both prophets Jeremiah and Uriah ordered the Jews to surrender to Nebuchadnezzar and warned about fleeing from Nebuchadnezzar to Egypt.

      "Uriah prophesied against Judah in words exactly like Jeremiah. King Jehoiakim sought to kill him but Uriah fled to Egypt. Jehoiakim sent Elnathan son of Achbor and men with him to Egypt, returned Uriah Jehoiakim, who killed him" (Jeremiah 26:20-23)


      From what I can see, they provide additional confirmation of parts of the Biblical record, but they do not include actual scripture.

      1Cor 15:34 Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
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      Scripture before Tradition:
      but that won't prevent others from
      taking it upon themselves to deprive you
      of the right to call yourself Christian.

      ⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛

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      • #4
        Silver scrolls? sounds mormon.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by tabibito View Post
          I have been trying to track down some information about the silver scrolls (scrollettes?) reportedly inscribed with scripture in Paleo-Hebrew for some years now, and found in Jerusalem in 1979.



          That video was brought to light while I was checking another report:- scripture dating to the First Temple Period written in ink on a stalactite, though the article is more interested in the Roman swords that were found while archaeologists were conducting a study of the stalactite.

          Meanwhile, an article in Haaretz claims that literacy rates in Judah prior to the Babylonian exile may have been seriously underestimated. "Literacy existed at all levels of the administrative, military and priestly systems of Judah. Reading and writing were not limited to a tiny elite."
          Are you talking about this?
          The Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls are an artifact that contains what may be the oldest surviving texts from the Hebrew Bible, dating from the First Temple period around the late 7th to early 6th century BCE prior to the Babylonian Exile, and are now preserved at the Israel Museum. The Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls were discovered at Ketef Hinnom, an archaeological site southwest of the Old City of Jerusalem, adjacent to St. Andrew's Church, now on the grounds of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center. It is located where the Valley of Rephaim and the Valley of Hinnom meet, on the old road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.

          Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. St. John Chrysostom

          Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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          • #6
            Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
            Are you talking about this?
            The Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls are an artifact that contains what may be the oldest surviving texts from the Hebrew Bible, dating from the First Temple period around the late 7th to early 6th century BCE prior to the Babylonian Exile, and are now preserved at the Israel Museum. The Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls were discovered at Ketef Hinnom, an archaeological site southwest of the Old City of Jerusalem, adjacent to St. Andrew's Church, now on the grounds of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center. It is located where the Valley of Rephaim and the Valley of Hinnom meet, on the old road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
            Yes. I had seen report of them, but wasn't able to confirm it. It would have been useful if "Ketef Hinnom" had been mentioned in the write-up that I was reading.
            1Cor 15:34 Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
            .
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            Scripture before Tradition:
            but that won't prevent others from
            taking it upon themselves to deprive you
            of the right to call yourself Christian.

            ⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              Silver scrolls? sounds mormon.
              It also sounds very Hebrew. Writing media of the time being generally rather quick to deteriorate, anything that was considered important enough to preserve through generations was inscribed in lead, silver, or for the extremely important, gold. Of course, in the event that a treasury was sacked, anything so preserved would be confiscated and melted down by the people doing the sacking.
              1Cor 15:34 Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
              .
              ⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛
              Scripture before Tradition:
              but that won't prevent others from
              taking it upon themselves to deprive you
              of the right to call yourself Christian.

              ⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛⊛

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